A Barton man is being held in jail after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman


A Barton man is being held in jail after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman a previous court order mandates he stay away from. Joseph Balcom Jr., 35, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in court to a charge of sexual assault and three counts of violating earlier court orders. Judge Lisa Warren ordered him held in jail without bail. It was Balcom himself who initiated police interaction on Wednesday night. Trooper Anthony Rice noted that Balcom called complaining of a fight at a Lake Road residence in Barton. Rice responded and found Balcom’s face covered in dried blood. His glasses were broken and there was an open gash on the side of his head. He told police an ex-girlfriend and he began having intercourse, but then stopped at her request. He told the trooper she began to scream at him about how the act hurt. The woman also said Balcom was not supposed to be at her residence because of an open court case. State police arrested Balcom and he was processed at the Derby barracks of the state police. He was then lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility. In addition to being charged with violating a condition that he not have contact with the alleged victim, he also was reportedly in violation of a no alcohol order. He told state police that he had drank two cups of wine earlier Wednesday night while watching a movie with the woman.

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