A 28-year-old resident of Birch Avenue woke up just after midnight Wednesday and found an intruder in her bed. The man was sexually assaulting her. The woman managed to escape, exit the house, and call 911.
Police said the assailant, Pedro Arias-Santiago, 26, of Leigh Avenue, was apprehended by responding officers outside the victim’s house and was in possession of several articles of clothing belonging to the victim. Police say it appears he gained access to the home through an unlocked door.
Arias-Santiago was charged with aggravated sexual assault, burglary and theft.