- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man accused of brutally assaulting a woman earlier this year has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and strangulation.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/1IIBrRg ) 43-year-old James Polk, of South Windsor, entered a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday.

The agreement required him to plead guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one count each of kidnapping and strangulation in exchange for a 28-year prison sentence. He could have faced up to 75 years.

Police say Polk attacked and raped a woman in East Windsor in March whom he met at a club.

Police say that when they confronted Polk, who was armed with a knife, he slit his throat.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 2.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com

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