MARIETTA – A Marietta man was charged in what police are calling the forcible rape of a worker at the apartment complex where he lived.
Norris Leonard was charged with aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy and armed robbery for an incident that occurred around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ashford Retreat Apartments, 2121 Windy Hill Road, Marietta Police said. Police said a female contract employee was cleaning a vacant apartment when Leonard attacked her. Leonard brandished a knife and robbed the woman of cash, police said. Police said Leonard then sexually assaulted the victim before locking her in a closet.
Leonard, who lives in an apartment in the complex near the crime scene, was identified by forensic evidence gathered at the scene, police said.
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to call (770) 794-5372 or the MPD tip line at (770) 794-6990.