A 33-year-old city man is facing a number of charges related to an attempted sexual assault of a woman he knows, according to Middletown Police.
On Aug. 19 at 7:14 a.m., police were called to a home on Spring Street for an assault. The victim, on the front steps, with an eye injury, said James Hill, 33, of Spring Street had attacked her and ran down Main Street, according to the police report.
The victim said Hill arrived at the police department to retrieve her after arrest accompanied by a man she didn't know; they walked home at 5 a.m. and went to sleep.
She awoke, the report says, "to Hill completely naked, pulling the sheets off of her and climbing into bed with her." The report says he tried to pull her shorts off, saying, "Quit playing, I know you want it" and "I've been wanting this for a long time." The report says she screamed "no" and "stop" and struggled with Hill, he punched her in the face and choked her.
That's when Hill allegedly tried to rape her but "finally gave up the attempt to have sexual intercourse," the report indicates, put his clothes on and yelled for her to leave the apartment, police say.
The victim knocked on neighbors' doors for help and was able to finally call police, the report indicates.
He was charged with interfering with an emergency call, attempting to commit a crime, third-degree assault, threatening, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree strangulation, first degree sexual threat or force and third-degree sexual assault.