Some good news has just come in that authorities in Iowa successfully arrested a suspect in connection to the alleged sexual assault of former Arizona Republican Senator Martha McSally. During the early morning of November 12, 25-year-old Dominic Henton of Papillion, Omaha was apprehended.
The Council Bluffs Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Henton last night on one count of Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse. According to them, they have a series of images that show Henton stalking McSally from eastbound over the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and then southbound onto the trail.
McSally’s courageous story spread quickly after she shared her terrifying incident via Instagram video. In it, she explains how while out on a jog near the Missouri River on the Iowa side, a man came up behind her and “engulfed [her] in a bear hug” before molesting and fondling her until she fought him off.
She chased him into some nearby brush where he hid until police arrived but they were unable to find him.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 12, 2023
Though shaken by the experience, McSally used this as an opportunity to further emphasize the importance of speaking up when faced with such situations and encouraged those who have also experienced sexual assault or abuse to “find your power” by processing it emotionally, spiritually, neurologically and most importantly safely; something which she is thankful that she was able to do too.
Senator Martha McSally is no stranger to adversity having gone through a harrowing experience during her time in uniform when preyed upon and raped by a superior officer – yet despite this harrowing past – she showed incredible bravery when faced with another traumatic situation recently when jogging near the Missouri River on Iowa’s side where she was sexually assaulted once again.
Though still shaken by what happened Senator McSally urged other victims of similar experiences to speak out whilst also taking back their own power.