(05/16/2007)
A 68-year-old Chloe man has been charged with sexual assault in the second degree.

Cpl. Doug Starcher of the WV State Police charged Howard C. Lowers following an alleged incident with a female at her residence at Minnora.

The victim claims Lowers entered her house and forced sex upon her.

Sexual assault in the second degree indicates sexual intrusion with another person without the person's consent, generally identified as forcible compulsion.

The crime, if the person is found guilty, has a maximum penalty of 10-25 years in prison with a possible fine of $1,000-$10,000.

Lowers was released on $10,000 bond.


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