MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – Police have arrested a man they allege broke into a New Hampshire woman’s house and attempted to sexually assault her.

Manchester Police arrested 20-year-old Gilberto Gutierrez-Mendez, of Manchester, on Thursday afternoon. He faces two counts of burglary charges and one count of attempted aggravated sexual assault.

Gilberto Gutierrez-Mendez (Photo credit: Manchester Police Department)

Just before 3 a.m., Manchester Police were called to a Silver Street home. The woman told police a man who was laying next to her bed when she woke up in the middle of the night attempted to sexually assault her.

Obviously this is alarming because somebody actually made it inside somebody’s house and to go so far as to try to assault them. … This woman was very fearful, this was very traumatic for her,” said Heather Hamel of the Manchester, New Hampshire, Police Department.

Police said the woman heard noises in her bedroom and found the unknown man. The woman told the man to leave, but he allegedly attempted to sexually assault her until the victim’s son came into the room and scared the suspect off.

Manchester Police said they had captured a suspect was captured on a surveillance camera

Detectives later learned there was another break-in on Silver Street overnight. Gutierrez-Mendez will also be charged in connection with this break-in.


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