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Wittenberg Student Says Man Entered Apartment, Threatened Sexual Assault
SPRINGFIELD -- A Wittenberg University student says she was awakened early Jan. 16 by a man who had entered her apartment, climbed into her bed and threatened to rape her.
The woman, whose name is not being released by ABC 22/FOX 45, told police that she was asleep naked when the man ripped off the covers of her bed and climbed into bed with her. She grabbed a bathrobe as the man was started grabbing and hitting her. She says the man told her he would violate her with a bottle, a wooden stick, a Wii video game remote and a perfume bottle.
The woman told police she was able to get away from the man and run to her roommate's bedroom.
The roommate, who is also not being identified, told police she confronted the man, to which he reportedly replied, "Satan, sit down; I'm talking to you." The woman told the man to leave, then returned to her bedroom to wait with her roommate.
She called Wittenberg Police while leaning against the door to keep the man out.
According to a probable cause affidavit from the Wittenberg Police Department, an officer had already been dispatched to a nearby address on Park Place about a no-contact order between brothers Yonatan Ayele and Belule Ayele.
When the officer was rerouted to the attempted rape call, he found that 21-year-old Belule Atinafu Ayele was the man in the woman's apartment.
"The reporting officer observed Belule Ayele standing nude in the front room by Bedroom A, holding a wooden stick and a bottle," the police report states.
The women said they were not familiar with Ayele; however, they did recognize him as one of the twin brothers who lives down the street from them.
The victim said she was not injured and said no sexual act had occurred. She sustained bruising, which was photographed by the officer.
The officer arrested Ayele and he was taken to the Clark County Jail. Police say he was aggressive and repeatedly threatened to kill officers.
Ayele was charged with kidnapping, aggravated burglary, attempted rape and felonious assault. He was indicted Monday on the attempted rape and aggravated burglary charges.
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