SKOWHEGAN – A Somerset County man is behind bars, accused of raping his wife.
36-year-old Mark Johnson was arrested yesterday after he allegedly sexually assaulted his wife while she was unconscious or otherwise incapable of resisting.
Authorities say the alleged assault took place at the Trinity Shelter in Skowhegan where Johnson and his family were staying.
A friend of the alleged victim notified police who ended up charging Johnson with gross sexual assault.
The family is homeless and reportedly came to the area for help.
It’s still unclear why his wife was unconscious when the alleged assault took place.
She was taken to a local hospital.