Former Senator and Pilot Accuses Senior Officer of Assault

( – Police officers have arrested a suspect in the incident of assault reported by former Arizona senator Martha McSally.

McSally was jogging along the Missouri River on the border between Iowa and Nebraska close to 11 am when she said a man jumped her from behind and “engulfed” her, after which he proceeded to molest her. She managed to fight the assailant off. The former senator said she hit the man with her water bottle and attempted to chase after him when he ran away.

Incidentally, the former Arizona senator was in the area to speak about “courage and heart,” and how to “be a brave heart”. McSally was previously a victim of rape during her service in the Air Force. She revealed her ordeal – which she said was perpetrated by a superior officer – during a 2019 hearing in the Senate on allegations of assault in the military’s ranks.

Of the recent assault, McSally said she put her convictions to the test – “I chose to fight,” she told reporters, adding that “I felt I took my power back,” as she “tapped into a nerve” brought about by her previous experience. “He was running from me, instead of the other way around,” she said.

Two days after McSally reported the crime against her person, the Council Bluffs Police Department in Omaha, Nebraska arrested a suspect, Dominic Henton. The 25-year-old resident of Papillion, Nebraska was identified using surveillance video, which showed him following McSally during her jog. He was charged with one count of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.

McSally was appointed to the Arizona Senate in 2018 to replace the late Republican Arizona Senator John McCain. She ran for the seat in 2020 but lost to challenger Mark Kelly, a Democrat. Prior to that, she served in the U.S. Air Force from 1988 until 2010 – she has the distinction of being the first female fighter pilot to fly a combat mission.

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