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Man arrested after a 17-year-old girl told police she was sexually assaulted

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Calhoun County deputies arrested a 22-year-old man Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2020, after a 17-year-old girl accused him of sexual assault. (WWMT/File)

Calhoun County deputies arrested a 22-year-old man Tuesday after a 17-year-old girl accused him of sexual assault.

The girl told investigators a man prohibited her from calling 911 during an assault in the 300 block of E. Sunset Blvd. about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

Police said when they arrived, a man was inside the home but refused to leave.

Another homeowner gave consent for deputies to go inside, and the suspect was found hiding in the attic, police said. He was taken to the Calhoun County Correctional Facility on charges of resisting a police officer, intimidation and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at 269-781-0880 or Silent Observer 269-781-9700.