Nicholas County man accused of kidnapping woman

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Deputies in Nicholas County have arrested a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman then leaving her on the side of the road.

Bradley Eric Backus, 40, of Mount Nebo, WV is charged with two counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault and one count of kidnapping.

Deputies were alerted to the crime on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.  Backus is accused of picking up the victim and taking her back to his house.  According to a release, he then tied her up and sexually assaulted her.  Deputies said he then took her out a dropped her on the side of the road where she was able to flag down a vehicle for help.

Backus is being held in the Central Regional Jail.  He is being held without bond.

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