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Northfield Center man facing felony charges

Woman reports break-in, rape attempt

From Staff Reports Published: June 21, 2017 12:00 AM
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MACEDONIA -- Justin Horvath, 24, of Northfield Center, is facing felony charges for the alleged attempted rape of a Macedonia woman May 28 around 3 a.m.

Macedonia police Lt. Vince Yakopovich said Horvath went to the police department later on May 28 after receiving a phone call from officers regarding the incident. He was arrested and placed in Macedonia Jail before being transferred to Summit County Jail.

Horvath is facing first-degree felony attempted rape, fourth-degree felony burglary, and misdemeanor unlawful restraint charges. His case was bound over to Summit County Common Pleas Court. Horvath was released from Summit County Jail after paying 10 percent of a $10,000 bond. He was issued a temporary restraining order, mandating no contact with the woman, according to court records.

When contacted by the News Leader, Horvath declined to comment.

According to a report, the woman told police she was asleep in her bed at her parents' home with another man when Horvath broke in to the house through the garage and found the two in bed.

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She told police she had broken up with Horvath earlier that day. She said Horvath became enraged on seeing the two in bed, pulled the covers off of them and punched the man, pushed him through the door and forced him to leave, according to the report.

Police say the woman said Horvath slapped her several times in the face, pushed her into a wall and tried to force her to have sex with him.

The woman told police Horvath attacked her a second time after she retrieved a ring he had given her from her vehicle. The woman said she was able to escape to a neighbor's house and call the police. Horvath left the scene.

Police reported they found holes punched through the home's door and walls, several broken objects strewn in the bedroom and a shattered mirror, along with signs of forced entry in the garage.

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