Denison Man Arrested for Rape

05-22-06 - A Denison man has been accused of raping a woman who picked him up on Texoma Parkway in Sherman. 33-year-old Jerely Birdow of Denison was arrested for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman.

Police say Birdow forced her to drive to a wooded area in the east of Sherman, sexually assaulted her, and choked her unconscious. The victim woke up a short time later and went to police for help.

On Sunday, police say Birdow contacted them willing to talk. He was arrested at the police station after questioning.