Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Wayne County


WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man is behind bars in Wayne County, accused of luring a woman to a home, holding her against her will, and sexually assaulting her.

The Wayne County Sheriff says 28-year-old Justin Hunley was at the center of a complaint Thursday.

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It says Hunley lured a woman to a home on Furnace Mountain Road by making her think she was going to clean the home.

Then Hunley reportedly took her phone, wouldn’t let her go, and assaulted and sodomized her.

She eventually escaped and went to the hospital.

Deputies took DNA samples from Hunley and the woman plus they’ve taken evidence from the home.

Hunley was arrested Saturday.

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