Man Charged With Sex Assault Turns Self In

Corey Henry turned himself in to police Monday on allegations he abducted a woman from a bar last year and transported her to a residence in Elm Grove where he sexually assaulted her.

An Ohio County grand jury indicted Henry, 29, of Wheeling on Sept. 9 on charges of abduction with intent to defile and second-degree sexual assault. Warrants for his arrest were issued the following day.

Henry was served those warrants upon his arrival at Wheeling Police Department headquarters at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Officers transported him to Moundsville and booked him into the Northern Regional Jail, where he posted bond and was released.

Henry is expected to enter innocent pleas to both charges Thursday during docket day proceedings in Ohio County Circuit Court. A judge on Thursday will also schedule a trial date in the case.

Police said Henry and the alleged victim, a 32-year-old Wheeling woman, were at the same bar on Oct. 5. The two were not together, and left the bar in separate vehicles that night.

Later that night, Henry and the woman were at a second bar at the same time. Police alleged Henry abducted the woman from that bar, and took her to an Elm Grove home, where he had sex with her. Neither the woman nor Henry lived at that residence.

The woman reported the alleged crime to police on Oct. 8 at department headquarters. She told investigators she woke up the morning after the alleged crime and Henry told her they had sex. She represented to police that she did not remember having sex with Henry.

According to court filings from the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, there was a “lack of consent resulting from victim’s physical helplessness.”

Prosecutor Scott Smith said the charges were delayed due to DNA testing, the results of which have not yet been made public.