Bowling Green police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that happened Monday.
At 6:10 p.m., officers were called to the 900 block of West Wooster Street for a report of a sexual assault. A woman told officers she had been sexually assaulted by a friend, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.
She told police she had been communicating with the man since last summer but they had never met in person. She said she picked the man up at his house and they drove through the city until he asked her to park, which she did in a large, open lot, according to the report.
He asked if he could kiss her and she said no. He climbed on top of her while she was still in the driver’s seat before starting to strangle her, according to the report. He then put his hands up her shirt.
The woman had three large bruises on the right side of her neck, according to the report.
As she drove him home, he continued to make comments that he wanted her to be his girlfriend. At his home, he again reportedly asked for sex. She said no and told police that she was fearful for her safety if the man found out she had contacted police.
She also told police she had exchanged sexually explicit messages and photos with the man in the past but had told him that she was now in a relationship.
Photos were taken of her bruises, her clothing was collected as evidence and extra patrol was set up at her residence, according to the report.