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Branch Co. man headed to trial after alleged assault on Silver Lake
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Branch County man accused of attacking a 14-year-old and a 20-year-old mentally disabled woman is headed to trial.
Back in June, deputies say 43-year-old Alex New kept the two victims trapped on a boat in the middle of Silver Lake for three hours.
One of the victims told police New put her in a choke hold, pulled down her bathing suit, and fondled her.
The girls finally convinced New to return to shore, by threatening to go to police.
Friday, New waived his preliminary hearing.
He's due back in court October 14.