LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police have charged a man with rape after he sexually assaulted a woman who he asked to help him.
Benny Joseph Richardson, Jr., 67, of Louisville was arrested October 29. His arrest report states Richardson was doing remodeling work at a home across the street from his victim. The victim said Richardson asked her to help him take some supplies home.
Once inside Richardson's apartment, the woman said he began asking her sexual questions. When she asked Richardson to take her home, the woman said Richardson blocked the front door. The woman said she ran into the bedroom and locked the door, but Richardson forced the door open and struck her in the face with a closed fist.
The report says Richardson then forced himself on the woman. She fled from the apartment after the assault.
Richardson was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on one count of rape.