POLICE: Woman on life support after brutal sexual assault by Radcliff man
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman is in critical condition on life support after police say a Radcliff man brutally assaulted her physically and sexually.
According to an arrest report, Radcliff Police were called to Hardin Memorial Hospital on Sunday after hospital staff said a woman had been hospitalized after a sexual assault.
Police say when they arrived, the woman was "unresponsive" and in critical condition. Over the course of the following day, police say bruising appeared on the woman's neck, arms and buttocks, and petechiae -- tiny broken blood vessels created from stress -- appeared on her ears. Police believe the bruising around the neck was likely caused from someone choking her.
Investigators say they also found evidence of sexual assault, including sodomy.
The police investigation ultimately led officers to interview 32-year-old Daniel Simpson. Simpson told police that the woman came to his home on Saturday night and stayed into Sunday morning. He claimed he had been in a relationship with her in the past, and that they engaged in sexual activity "frequently." Police say he admitted to them that he had sexual relations with her on this occasion, as well.
Police say the woman's injuries were caused "while she was only in Simpson's presence."
Simpson was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree sodomy. He is currently being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.
As of Monday, when the arrest report was written, police say the woman remained in critical condition on life support.
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