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Man, 71, allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted saleswoman

LORAIN – An elderly man who allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a saleswoman in December was arrested for the incident on Wednesday.

Dennis Connone, 71, was charged with two counts of sexual battery on Wednesday after police investigated an incident from December.

According to police, a saleswoman agreed to meet Connone at his house on Cooper Foster Park Road to sell him jewelry in December.

When she went into his house, Connone gave the woman either drugs or alcohol to incapacitate her before he sexually assaulted her, Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins said.

Connone was indicted on two charges of sexual battery on June 19 and arrested by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday.

He was being held at Lorain County Jail until he was released on bond on Wednesday.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.


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