Associated Press

ORAN, Mo. (AP)(UPDATED 5:06 p.m.) Authorities in the southeast Missouri town of Oran credit a dog with coming to the rescue of a woman during a sexual assault, biting the alleged assailant until he stopped.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 55-year-old Richie Dock of Oran is charged with felony sexual abuse, sodomy and felonious restraint. He is jailed on $25,000 bond.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department says detectives were called on Feb. 4 by a woman in her 20s, who reported Dock had assaulted her at his apartment by inappropriately touching her and exposing himself.

Authorities say the woman called her dog, who bit Dock, causing him to release the victim.

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