Cops: Hempfield man attacked woman with bleach-soaked toilet brush |

Cops: Hempfield man attacked woman with bleach-soaked toilet brush

Paul Peirce

A Hempfield woman required medical treatment for chemical burns early Tuesday after a man attempted to sexually assault her with a bleach-soaked toilet brush, according to state police.

John Wayne Bush Jr., 44, was arraigned on charges of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, simple assault and harassment filed by state troopers in connection with the attack at a Ford Street residence.

Jeannette District Judge Joseph DeMarchis ordered Bush be held in the Westmoreland County Prison after he failed to post $50,000 bond.

The victim was treated at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg for abrasions, chemical burns and bruises, Trooper John Beynon reported in court documents.

Beynon said the victim told him at the hospital that she warded off the attempted assault.

“(The victim) bit him on the right shoulder and pushed him off of her and called the police,” Beynon reported.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 5.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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