PD: 92-year-old woman sexually assaulted in Casa Grande home

CASA GRANDE, AZ - Authorities say a 20-year-old Casa Grande man is behind bars after allegedly sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman.

Casa Grande Police Officer Thomas Anderson said police believe the suspect forced entry into the victim's home through a side door and assaulted the woman while she was sleeping.

Authorities said after the assault, the victim fled to a neighbor's house to ask for help.

During the investigation, officers got a tip about a person matching the suspect's description making sexual advances towards another elderly woman.

Using this information, police were able to identify the suspect and use DNA evidence to confirm his connection to the crime.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

He is facing charges of sexual assault, burglary and aggravated assault

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