BRATTLEBORO >> A local man has been accused of sexual assault and is expected in court today.
According to a press release from the Brattleboro Police Department, the investigation began in the early morning hours of March 15 when officers were dispatched to a residence at Washington Street.
After speaking with the complainant, detectives went in search of 22-year-old Timothy Belanger. According to the press release, Belanger was suspected of forcing himself onto the alleged victim, committing a sexual assault.
Belanger told officers the act was consensual, but the victim, who was interviewed at Safe Place, insisted Belanger forced himself on her.
"I fought him," the woman told police.
On March 24, Belanger was arrested. He will be arraigned this afternoon.
Bob Audette can be contacted at 802-254-2311, ext. 160.