SUSPECT ARRESTED, CHARGED IN NORTHPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT

TUSCALOOSA – A 31-year-old man is behind bars after a woman says he sexually assaulted her in her home while she was sleeping.

Jerry Bates, 31, was charged with first-degree rape after Northport Police were contacted by the victim. The victim, 30, said the suspect was in her home earlier that day, and that she went to sleep with him still her in house. When she awoke, the victim said she realized she’d been sexually assaulted.

Bates was apprehended and taken to Tuscaloosa County Jail.

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