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Alma Man Accused Of Sexual Assault

By Staff | Aug 5, 2015

Paden City Police arrested Mark Nichols, 40, of Alma on charges of sexual assault in the second degree.

Nichols is being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond and is in the Northern Regional Jail for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend, who he was staying with.

The incident occurred on July 29, around 2 p.m. when the police were summoned to the residence.

“We started speaking with the victim and she stated that she was sexually assaulted and was unable to get away from him,” Chief Joe Richardson said.

The victim was transported the Wetzel County Hospital where she received a medication evaluation.