A registered sex offender broke into a woman’s home and climbed into bed with her 12-year-old daughter, authorities in Arizona said.
Deputies responded to a report of trespassing around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Prescott, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
The 54-year-old man had broken into a woman’s home and went into her daughter’s room, authorities said.
Once in her room, he touched her face and got into bed with her, deputies said.
She woke up her mother who “physically removed” him after he refused to leave the home, deputies said.
The mother followed him outside to the front yard where he pulled his pants down, exposing himself, deputies said.
Then he ran off and she chased after him with her 16-year-old son who had also been inside the home, according to deputies.
Authorities said they arrived to find the man’s pants down. He had minor injuries “from his struggle with the mother,” deputies said.
He was taken to a hospital before being held at the jail on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass, indecent exposure, voyeurism and disorderly conduct.
He registered as a level-three sex offender in the area a week before his arrest, deputies said.
“Violent sexual crimes against children are among the most heinous offenses I can think of. I am always as shocked as all of you at the capacity of these appalling offenders to prey on the vulnerable,” Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes said in the Facebook post. “These violent criminals must be removed from society.”
Prescott is about 100 miles northwest of Phoenix.