Vernon Man Sexually Assaulted Female Acquaintance: Cops

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance Thursday morning at a home on High Street in Vernon.

Police said Eric Allen, 25, of Vernon, "forcibly sexually assaulted" the woman around 10:20 a.m. The woman was taken to Rockville General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained during the alleged attack.

Authorities have not elaborated on the relationship between Allen and the victim but said they have charged Allen under domestic violence laws.

Allen was arrested at his home on Village Street and charged with first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault, second-degree strangulation, interfering with a 911 call, unlawful restraint and breach of peace.

Police also served an outstanding warrant charging Allen with second-degree failure to appear.

Allen was held on a total of $225,000 bond and is due in court Friday.

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