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Woman reports attack by naked man in wildlife area

Posted June 2, 2009 12:25 p.m. EDT
Updated June 7, 2009 7:29 a.m. EDT

— A woman told Chatham County sheriff's deputies that she was walking in the wildlife observation area off of U.S. Highway 751 in northern Chatham County when she was assaulted Tuesday.

According to the woman, a naked man grabbed her and made sexual statements to her, then followed her after she broke away.

Deputies responding to the woman's call arrested David Hardin, 47, of 103 Shaftsberry Court in Cary, and charged him with indecent exposure, assault on a female and sexual battery.

Hardin was being held in the Chatham County Jail on $100,000 secured bond. His next court appearance was set for June 10.