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Bridgeport Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Woman He Met In Snowstorm

Bridgeport police charged a local man with repeatedly raping a woman he met during a snow storm last year, according to the Connecticut Post.
Bridgeport police charged a local man with repeatedly raping a woman he met during a snow storm last year, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man who pretended to offer Guilford woman shelter from a winter storm last year has been charged with her sexual assault and strangulation, according to the Connecticut Post.

Jefferson Sumpter, 42, was charged Tuesday in connection with the Feb. 1, 2015, attack that occurred after he offered a woman who was waiting out a snowstorm at a diner on Barnum Avenue a place to stay until the storm passed, said the Connecticut Post.

Sumpter, who was held on $500,000 bond, pushed the woman onto his couch as soon as they arrived at his home, choking her until she nearly passed out and then repeatedly raping her, according to the Connecticut Post.

After the assault, Sumpter then let the woman go, who returned to the diner to call police, the Connecticut Post reported. When confronted, he denied having committed the rape, police told the Connecticut Post. A DNA test confirmed he had sex with the woman, according to the Connecticut Post.

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