Woman assaulted at bus stop in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, V.a. (WAVY) – Newport News police arrested a man for assaulting a woman at a bus stop this past Friday.

Jabbar Currence, 39, is facing charges for abduction, strangulation, assault, unlawful damage and indecent exposure. 

Police were called to Warwick Boulevard around 3 p.m. for a fight. When they arrived, the victim, a 28-year-old woman from Suffolk, said she was smoking a cigarette at the bus stop when a man, now identified as Currence, came up and tried to talk to her. According to the police report, the woman told Currence he was standing too close. He reportedly walked away, but then turned back and started punching the victim. Then he put his hands around her throat and tried to choke her.  

The report states Currence then ripped off the woman’s shirt, tore her bra, and pulled her pants down. The victim says she started kicking and screaming and that’s when Currence started choking her again. 

Someone standing nearby heard the screams and ran over to see what was going on. That’s when Currence finally got off the victim and left. 

Currence had just been released from the hospital where he allegedly tried to masturbate in front of two nurses. 

Currence is currently in custody. 

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