STUART, Iowa (AP) — Police in west-central Iowa have arrested a 26-year-old man they say broke into a teenager's home and sexually assaulted her.
Television station KCCI reports that police in Stuart believe Derrick Henry, of Stuart, climbed into the teen's bedroom window Tuesday while she was watching a movie with a friend. The girls told investigators Henry sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl as she begged him to stop. The teen's friend says she tried to stop Stuart, but he pushed her away, then fled as the girl's mother came into the room.
Police say that when Henry was arrested, he was wearing clothes the teen described to investigators. Henry told police he had been with his girlfriend during the assault, but the girlfriend told officers Henry had left the house several times.
The 77-year-old man was arrested after the girl, then 17, told a school employee that a man at her church had touched her inappropriately several times when she was ages 10 to 12. He described his actions to police as accidental touching during wrestling.
The investigation began when college students reported seeing a cellphone held in an open doorway leading to the locker room. The man, a janitor, told police he had been texting, but a search of his phone revealed more than 100 images.
Deputies in Lincoln County, in southeast South Dakota, tried to arrest the 30-year-old suspect from Hudson on charges of simple assault domestic violence last week, but the man resisted and swung a lamp at them.
The man admitted in a police interview last year to having sex with a 15-year-old girl over a five-month period. He told investigators he barely knew the girl but one of his split personalities, Dante, had sex with her multiple times.
The girl told police she woke up about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to find the man in her bedroom without a shirt or pants and that he began touching her leg. When she yelled and screamed, the man grabbed his pants and fled.