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Teenager abducted, assaulted in Ranson

August 22, 2002|by DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Ranson, W.Va., man has been charged with forcing a 14-year-old girl into a car along Mildred Street in Ranson, taking her to a residence and sexually assaulting her at least three times, police said.

Police arrested Paul Montgomery Jr. Tuesday and charged him with abduction with intent to defile, three counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of third-degree sexual assault, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

Montgomery, 23, of 12 Rosewood Court, was arraigned before Magistrate Mary Paul Rissler. He was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on $500,000 bond, officials said.

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The girl told police she was walking along Mildred Street on July 29 on her way to her aunt's house when a man in a dark-colored car pulled up beside her and asked her a question, according to court records.

The girl did not hear what he said and stepped closer to hear him, court records said.

The man grabbed the girl, pulled her into his car, and drove to his house on Rosewood Court, court records said.

After forcing the girl inside, the man took off her clothing and sexually assaulted her at least three times during the night, court records allege.

The girl ran out of the man's house in the early morning hours of July 30 and reached her aunt's home, according to court records.

Police thought Montgomery was in jail on another charge but realized he had been released, said Jefferson County Sheriff Ed Boober.

Montgomery was picked up Tuesday by police, said Boober.

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