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Buena Vista man to stand trial on sex assault charges

| Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 12:02 a.m.

A Buena Vista man will face trial on multiple sexual assault charges after a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Beth Scagline Mills Monday.

William H. Davenport Jr., 50, of 651 Industry Road, was charged by Allegheny County Police with sexual assault, rape-forcible compulsion, rape-unconscious victim, indecent exposure and unlawful restraint-serious bodily industry, after an incident Nov. 15 at his residence.

Police were brought into the matter after being dispatched to Jefferson Regional Hospital for a report of an adult sexual assault. The victim, a 19-year-old female, reported to police that her and her child were staying at the residence, owned by Tonya and Chad Wolfe, until she was able to move to Georgia to be with her fiance, William Davenport.

The Valley Independent does not identify the victims of sexual assault.

The victim stated she took some Tylenol PM for a migraine headache and had laid down in the spare bedroom of the residence. At 8 p.m. Davenport Jr. woke her up and asked if she was OK.

She told police that she was awakened again at 9:45 p.m. as she was unable to breathe and her ribs were being “crushed” by Davenport Jr., who was allegedly lying on top of her. Her shirt and bra had been pulled down as well as her pants and underwear. She reported that Davenport Jr. raped her with all his weight on top of her and he was holding her down with both of his hands on her wrist, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim told him to “get off of her” twice before he complied, put his underwear back on and left the room.

She informed police that she told Tonya Wolfe what happened and called 911. Elizabeth Township Police and paramedics arrived and transported her to the hospital.

In a separate case, Davenport was held for court in another alleged sexual assault - this one stemming back to 1993.

Davenport Jr. was charged Dec. 6 with indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, statutory sexual assault, three counts of aggravated indecent assault, incest, rape, involuntary devi ate sexual intercourse-victim less than 16 years of age, unlawful contact with minor-felony offense, indecent assault, and three counts of indecent exposure. Those charges were held for court.

The unlawful contact with a minor charge was dismissed while all others were held for court.

The details of those charges were ot available.

Davenport Jr. is currently in the Allegheny County Jail on $200,000 straight cash bond.

Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2667 or jsellew@tribweb.com.

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