Woman on life support, man arrested following violent assault

RADCLIFF, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Radcliff woman is fighting for her life after police say she was violently assaulted over the weekend.

Police were called to Hardin Memorial Hospital on Sunday about a possible sexual assault.

According to The News Enterprise newspaper, the woman was unresponsive and in critical condition when she arrived at the hospital and was placed on life support.

Police took 32-year-old Daniel Dewayne Simpson into custody.

The newspaper says the arrest citation states the victim had bruising around her neck “consistent with injuries caused by a strangulation.”

According to the report, there also were injuries sustained during a sexual act.

The newspaper reports Simpson was interviewed Monday night by Radcliff police and admitted to having sex with the victim.

Simpson is charged with sodomy and first-degree assault.

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