Mentor man accused of raping woman at party while she slept

MENTOR, Ohio - A Mentor man is accused of inappropriately touching and raping a woman at a party while she slept.

Nicholas Sutton, 21, is accused of molesting the 18-year-old at a party on April 15. The woman reported the incident to police two days later, saying she yelled at and chased Sutton out of the room.

Sutton has pleaded not guilty to a rape charge in Mentor Municipal Court and is out on bond. He's set for a pretrial hearing on May 7 at 2 p.m.

A judge has ordered Sutton stay away from the victim, her house and family.

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