Pictured; Miguel Chavez, 56, was caught by Miami police after breaking into an elderly woman’s home as she slept and fondled her. MPD provided a composite sketch a couple week’s ago, asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.
Updated: 10/10/12 Miami, FL —
Miami Police said they arrested a 56-year-old suspect who broke into an elderly woman’s home as she was sleeping and fondled her a few weeks ago.
Miguel Chavez faces charges of sexual battery, battery on a person 65 or older and burglary with an assault for the Sept. 25 assault on the 66-year-old victim, according to an arrest affidavit.
Chavez jumped on top of the woman before he began to choke her, rip off her clothes and touch her, touching himself as he did so, according to police.
He also faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence because he fought with officers before they took him into custody on Monday, according to a second arrest affidavit.
Chavez was being held on no bond Tuesday night, according to online Miami-Dade Corrections records. It was not immediately known whether he has an attorney.
A male suspect broke into an elderly woman’s home on SW 23rd Street as she was sleeping and fondled her, Miami Police said.
The man broke into the woman’s house in the Roads neighborhood near U.S. 1 at about 5:10 a.m. last Tuesday, police said.
He woke her up while wearing boxers and a white undershirt around his face, they said.
“She’s awoken by this monster which enters her home with no force, he’s wearing nothing but boxers and a T-shirt, he jumps on top of the victim and begins to choke her and rip her clothes off and fondle her,” police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz said.
He touched himself as he did so, according to police, before he fled.
Police said they’re looking for a black Latin male who is bald, stands between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 230 to 245 pounds, and was last seen wearing an undershirt around his face.
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It was a despicable crime, said Elke Hundertmarks, who lives in the area where the incident happened.
”I think it is a safe neighborhood because all the neighbors are friendly, we all look after each other and take care. We know them all, so ooh, help,” she said.
On Monday investigators went door to door in the area passing out flyers, hoping that somebody saw something.
They want the suspect off these streets, and Hundertmarks said she does too.
”We’ve got a gate so for somebody to get into a house is not that easy, but I had seriously never thought about it. I trust upstairs,” she said.
Miami Police ask anyone with information to call their Special Victims Unit at 305-603-6300, or to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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