State Troopers are investigating a sexual assault that happened in Marlinton, WV on May 31, 2018.  The suspect, Gauge Hise of Hot Springs, Virginia is facing a charge of third degree sexual assault.

According to investigators, Hise was making advances on the victim at around 12:30 a.m.   The victim, a 17-year-old girl, was extremely drunk at the time.  She told troopers she refused to have sex with Hise.  That’s when he allegedly pulled her into a dark area on 1st Avenue in Marlinton and forced himself on her.

Hise was arrested and sent to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.  He is being held on a $20,000 bond.