Tennessee man accused of sexual assault at tornado shelter

Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 14:58:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in a temporary tornado shelter.

According to an affidavit filed in a Nashville court, Cory Sullivan was on a cot near the two women Sunday when he allegedly grabbed their hair and forced them to consume a suboxone strip.

The women sought help from sheriff's deputies at the shelter, and Sullivan was detained. Court records do not list an attorney for Sullivan.

The National Weather Services said a a storm system spawned at least six tornadoes last Tuesday, killing 24 people across Middle Tennessee.