Okaloosa man forces himself into a home, assaults victim in bathroom

Okaloosa man forces himself into a home, assaults victim in bathroom. (Source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office/ Photo: Dusty Lee McCuiston)

An Okaloosa County man is behind bars after a report says he forced his way into a victim’s home and sexually assaulted her in the bathroom.

The report states, 32-year-old Dusty Lee McCuiston showed up at a residence on June 6 uninvited.

When the victim met McCuiston at the door, he was told to leave but instead he pushed his way into the residence, says the report.

The report says, McCuiston got into a verbal altercation with the victim and then pushed her on the bed, removing his shorts and attempting to remove the victim’s shorts.

According to the report, the victim told McCuiston she did not want to have sex with him, she was able to fight McCuiston off of her.

The report states McCuiston put his shorts back on and proceeded to leave the residence, but then grabbed the victim in a headlock and forced her into the bathroom, where he punched her in head and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was transported to the North Okaloosa Medical Center for treatment.

The report states, McCusiton fled the scene after the assault and could not be located until September 2018.

McCuiston is facing charges of burglary and sexual battery on a victim over 12 years of age.

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