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Hunter Lee Bange as arrested March 14 and charged with third-degree sex offense and first-degree assault. <a href="http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/ph-cc-bange-hunter-lee-3rd-degree-sex-offense-20160315-story.html" target="_blank">Full story here</a>.
Hunter Lee Bange as arrested March 14 and charged with third-degree sex offense and first-degree assault. Full story here.

A Manchester man was arrested Monday and charged with third-degree sex offense and first-degree assault.

Hunter Lee Bange, 20, of the 4000 block of York Road, was charged with one count of third-degree sex offense, one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault and one count of malicious destruction of property, according to court records.

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Third-degree sex offense is applied to cases of sexual assault where a dangerous weapon is used, the victim is physically harmed and/or the person is threatened with harm, according to Maryland code.

Bange was held on $25,000 bond, which he posted, and was released on Monday, according to electronic records.

According to the statement of charges, Bange and the alleged victim had recently ended a relationship. On Sunday, Bange showed up at the victim's residence in Westminster and the two had a verbal altercation, according to a statement of charges.

The victim drove her mother to work and when she returned, Bange was still at the house. The victim went to shower, and Bange followed her and began to touch her sexually, without her permission, according to the statement.

The victim pushed Bange, and he allegedly grabbed her, pulled her out of the shower, and "threw her against a shower rack," according to the statement.

He then grabbed her by the throat and pushed her into the shower before she was able to escape out of the bathroom, according to the statement. Bange allegedly followed her and grabbed her again, pushing her up against a wall and breaking a picture frame. He then pushed her onto the bed and held her against her will before she was able to escape and lock herself in the bathroom, where she called for help, according to the statement.

The number listed for Bange was disconnected.

A preliminary court hearing had not been scheduled for Bange as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Editor's note: The Times does not identify victims of alleged sexual assault.

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