June 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Detroit man charged in break-in, sexual assault

Marcellus Romal Hill (Detroit Police Department)

Detroit — A man accused of strangling and sexually assaulting a woman nearly twice his age was charged with several felonies, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Marcellus Romal Hill, 28, of Detroit with home invasion, kidnapping, unarmed robbery, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct , three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and strangulation, according to Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller

Prosecutors say at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Hill entered the window of an apartment on the 10700 block of Santa Maria. Hill then held the 52-year-old tenant against her will and sexually assaulted her. Hill was arrested later in the day.

An arraignment hadn’t been scheduled Wednesday afternoon.

In September 2009, Hill pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation.

At the victim’s request, the original counts were dismissed in return for Hill’s plea. The victim had serious health concerns at the time.

In 2012, prosecutors were informed Hill violated his probation after which Judge Lawrence Talon extended Hill’s term of probation until September 30, 2014.

In 2013, prosecutors were not notified Hill had violated his probation yet again and his probation end date remained the same.

Prosecutors did not specify how Hill violated his probation in the two offenses.

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