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Sexual battery arrest in Pike Co.

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By Jill Lyman - email

PETERSBURG, IN (WFIE) - A Pike County man is arrested on sexual battery charges.

Indiana State Police say 20-year-old Cleverson Punturi drove to the 18-year-old victim's house Wednesday afternoon. Troopers say he was returning an item, when he followed her inside the house without permission.

Troopers say Punturi grabbed her, pushed her against a wall, and then kissed and fondled her. The victim was able to use her cell phone to call for help.

Punturi was arrested. He is being held at the Pike County Jail without bond.

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