UPDATE: Neighborhood Shaken by Sexual Assault

UPDATED 3/14/14 @ 6:15 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Charleston is behind bars after police say he sexually assaulted a woman in her home.

According to a criminal complaint, 29-year-old Michael Salisbury woke a woman up as he sexually assaulted her inside her home. The alleged incident happened March 6 at a home in Charleston, but an arrest wasn't made until Thursday.

According to Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies, the man threatened to kill the woman and her children if she did not preform sexual acts he requested.

Neighbors along Conner Drive in Charleston say the street is normally pretty quiet.

"I mean, it happens everywhere. I know that, but you don't hear of anything like that happening here. This is such a nice neighborhood," said Janet Rose, who lives along Conner Drive.

Detectives say the demands didn't stop there at the sexual acts.

Police say Salisbury forced her to leave the home, making multiple stops including a stop at an ATM where police say he forced her to withdraw money.

Yet, Kanawha County Sheriff's Capt. Sean Crosier said all of this, as well as pictures on social media, helped detectives track him down.

"Different types of video and the suspects during the acts made several phone calls on a cell phone that we were able to seize and track down and talk to people, Crosier said.

Salisbury was charged with second-degree sexual assault and kidnapping. He was arraigned Thursday evening in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/13/14 @ 10:41 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Charleston is behind bars after police say he sexually assaulted a woman in her home.

According to a criminal complaint, 29-year-old Michael Salisbury, woke a woman up as he sexually assaulted her inside her home. The alleged incident happened March 6 at a home in Charleston, but an arrest wasn't made until Thursday.

According to Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies the man threatened to kill the woman and her children if she did not preform sexual acts he requested.

Salisbury was wearing a ski mask at the time.

Deputies say Salisbury used the victim's cellphone to record some of the acts. Deputies say you can hear Salisbury threaten to kill the victim and make it look like an accident in the video. Deputies say Salisbury told the victim he would make it look like she was drunk and drowned or something.

During the incident, the victim tried to escape. Salisbury chased her and when he caught her, the victim said he pushed her down on the road and hurt her knees and elbow, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, Salisbury then threw the victim in her car, took her to a ATM close by and forced her to withdraw money from her bank account.

Salisbury made some phone calls on the victim's cellphone during the alleged crime. During one of the calls, the victim heard the man identify himself as "Mike."

In the days that followed and information the victim gathered from family and friends, deputies say the victim found pictures of the suspect on Facebook and was able to identify him as her attacker.

Salisbury was charged with second degree sexual assault and kidnapping. He was arraigned on the charges in Kanawha County Magistrate Court Thursday evening.

If convicted, Salisbury could face life in prison.


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