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Suspect Sexually Assaulted Women in Tornado Victim Shelter

A man was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two women that were staying in a Red Cross shelter for people impacted by the recent destructive tornadoes.
At the beginning of March, Tennessee was hit by a storm with tornadoes causing death and devastation to some of the residents of the affected areas.
In the wake of the event, the Red Cross set up a shelter at the Centennial Complex in Nashville to offer assistance to those in need.
45-year-old Cory Sullivan was one of the people reportedly staying in the shelter and he set up a cot adjacent to two women.
While it is often typical for people sharing a small space and experiencing a traumatic event to become close, Sullivan allegedly tried to become so familiar with the women that they reported that it made them uncomfortable.
At first, the women thought Sullivan wanted to befriend them and they accompanied him to a local restaurant where he paid for their meal. On the way back to the Centennial Complex the women reported that Sullivan became physical in a way in which they became uncomfortable.
According to the women, Sullivan made advances toward them by touching their behinds while they were walking and trying to kiss them on their necks.
After they got back to their cots the alleged victims said they asked Sullivan to cease the reportedly unwelcome behavior, but he allegedly dismissed their requests and continued touching their bodies.
In addition to accusing Sullivan of sexually violating them, the woman reported that he used their hair to yank their heads back while he shoved Suboxone down their throats.
Sullivan was placed under arrest and taken to the Hill Detention Center. He has been incarcerated in lieu of an $80,000 bond. He is expected to face charges for two counts of sexual battery, and two counts of aggravated assault.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a sexual offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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