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Forum staff reports, Published November 24 2010

Dilworth man accused of forcible sexual assault

A 42-year-old Dilworth man is accused of forcibly raping a woman on Sunday, according to charges filed in Clay County District Court.

Otto Gordon Swonger Jr. of 25th St. NW faces felony charges of first-degree and third-degree criminal sexual contact as well as domestic assault by strangulation.

According to court records, a neighbor notified police when she heard calls for help. Officers allegedly found a naked Swonger on a couch on top of a female acquaintance.

Court records say the alleged victim told police she was trying to take a nap when Swonger began sexually assaulting her. Police say she told them Swonger covered her mouth and hit her when she screamed.

The woman also told police that Swonger dragged her from the kitchen by her hair when she tried to get away and then raped her again on the couch, according to the court complaint.

In a court appearance Tuesday, bail for Swonger was set at $50,000. He was being held at the Clay County Jail.