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Charges in Assault of Disabled Woman

(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a disabled woman being assaulted and held against her will outside La Porte. Joshua Adams, 25, is still being held in the La Porte County Jail.


According to police, on April 1, Adams drove his ex-girlfriend from her home in La Porte to his residence on 150 East. The investigation shows they had sex then he became angry, accusing her of chatting with other people on social media.


Paralyzed from the chest down, the woman asked Adams to take her home, but he allegedly refused. Instead, authorities said he punched her multiple times, held her down by the hair, and dragged her across the floor.


The woman told police he also raped her after she refused to have sex with him again. She was returned home three days later with bruises and other injuries, basically from head to toe.


Adams is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Domestic Battery and Confinement. Both counts are Level 6 felonies, each punishable by a 30-month sentence.  

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