Man sentenced for attacking woman in garage

Christopher Lee Allen

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who attacked a woman in the garage of her rural Allegan County home is headed to a state prison.

Monday, Christopher Allen was sentenced to 42 months to 15 years in state prison in Allegan County Circuit Court for assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.

The assault happened in Manlius Township, south of Holland, in September 2015. Authorities say Allen pulled the woman out of her car while it was still in her garage and assaulted her. She fought him off and he ran away. Allen was arrested for the assault in January.

Allen, who had not prior connection to the victim, was on parole for felony breaking and entering and weapons charges at the time of the assault.

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