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Penn Hills man facing sex assault charges in Plum

| Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Devian Maurice Nicholson
Allegheny County Jail
Devian Maurice Nicholson

A Penn Hills man will head to court on charges he sexually assaulted a woman in Plum.

Devian Maurice Nicholson, 24, of Chaske Street, is charged with indecent exposure, indecent assault by force and related charges.

Nicholson waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Linda Zucco Wednesday in Plum.

Police say Nicholson, in the early morning hours of March 29, was at a friend's house in Kellywood Manor in Plum. The victim was expecting to spend some time with her boyfriend and Nicholson that evening, but police say the boyfriend couldn't make it home. The victim told police she and Nicholson had been drinking while they waited but, when her boyfriend told her he wouldn't make it home she decided to go to bed.

That's when, the victim told police, Nicholson came into her bedroom and climbed on top of her, ripping off her clothing and dragging her to the floor.

The victim told police that Nicholson attempted to rape her while she fought, but “all of the sudden,” he stopped, began apologizing, and begged her not to tell her boyfriend or police what had transpired.

Nicholson has a formal arraignment scheduled for Aug. 9. Meanwhile, he is in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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