CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN)- A Cortland man was arraigned Thursday on rape charges.
Timothy Battison, 45, was charged with rape, attempted rape, public indecency, disrupting public service and gross sexual imposition.
Battison’s bond is set at $30,000. According to court records, he will have electronic monitoring if he posts bond. He is not to have contact with the victim.
Police were called Sunday, Aug. 14 to a home on Fairview Avenue after a woman showed up at her neighbor’s door crying.
The woman told officers that she was assaulted by a man at her home. The woman said that the man, later identified as Battison, showed up at her door at about 4:30 a.m. and that she let him in and went back to her bedroom. The woman said that Battison followed her to her room, sexually assaulted her and grabbed her by the throat so hard that she couldn’t speak or breathe.
Later Sunday night, Battison contacted police and went to the station where he was arrested. Battison said he wanted to speak to an attorney before giving a statement.
Battison’s preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Patty Coller contributed to this report.