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Man charged in sexual assault in LaPorte County

William McGrath (Courtesy LaPorte County Sheriff's Department) William McGrath (Courtesy LaPorte County Sheriff's Department)

A man in LaPorte County has been arrested, accused of attempted sexual assault. 

The victim told police that a man she recently met, 48-year-old William McGrath of Hamlet, came to her home early Sunday morning.  He reportedly asked to stay the night, because he was too drunk to drive. 

Later that morning, she says McGrath attacked her and threatened to kill her if she did not have sex with him.  Police say she managed to escape and report the incident to them.

McGrath was taken into custody on Monday.  He is facing charges of attempted rape, sexual battery, and intimidation.


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