Arrest made after man invaded home, sexually assaulted 71-year-old

Video released of suspect leaving scene of crime

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.

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