Man charged with sexual battery in Newport News

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-23 14:21:43-04

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News man has been arrested for sexual battery following a series of incidents that happened after a party, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

The man has been identified as 29-year-old David Nathan Saunders of the 900 block of Bland Blvd. in Newport News.

On October 6 at about 1:30 a.m., police say a 29-year-old Newport News woman told police she had gotten a ride home from a party with Saunders after having been at his home with friends.

The victim told police that everyone there had been drinking, and that Saunders began to inappropriately make sexual comments, grabbing and touching her after she told him to stop.

The victim also reported that at some point, at her home, she passed out and awoke to find Saunders on top of her.

David Saunders was arrested on October 22. He is charged with sexual battery by force or helplessness and aggravated sexual battery.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they become available.