Rape Suspect Caught in Alleged Victim's Home

A man who Sacramento Sheriff's deputies say raped a woman in her North Highlands apartment while her children were nearby is in jail.  According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Turnbull, 28-year-old David Ross Hamilton of North Highlands broke into the 48-year-old woman's apartment in the area of Watt Avenue and Don Julio Boulevard about three o'clock in the morning on Tuesday.

Sergeant Turnbull says the woman and her two minor children were asleep, when Hamilton entered the apartment through a window armed with a knife.  Turnbull also says Hamilton sexually assaulted the woman, but she at one point she was able to send a text to a relative asking them to call 9-1-1.

Photo courtesy Sacramento Sheriff's Office

When deputies got to the apartment, they say they found Hamilton inside.  The children were unhurt, but the deputies say it looked like Hamilton was going to enter the bedroom of one of the children just as they arrived.  He was arrested without a fight.

Hamilton was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for burglary, child endangerment, rape, and violation of parole.  He is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail, and he is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on Friday.

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