NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A suspect has been arrested after a 71-year-old woman was sexually assaulted during a home invasion in New Port Richey.
Anton Dawkins, 23, was arrested and charged with sexual battery and armed burglary of a dwelling.
On Monday at about 8:17 a.m., a 71-year-old woman entered the house to take care of the homeowner's cats, she is an employee of a pet sitting business.
"She was shaking," neighbor Iris Ramos said. "I feel sorry for her."
She was reportedly met by an unknown man armed with a handgun, who sexually battered her.
He reportedly told her his name was Kevin before he left the scene at about 10:00 a.m.
Deputies released surveillance video of the suspect leaving the scene:
"All of these years that I live here I never hear nothing like that. I'm scared now," said Ramos.
Dawkins was arrested and charged with armed home burglary and sexual battery. He has a $0 bond for the sexual battery charge and a $50,000 bond for the armed burglary charge.