"Arias-Santiago is from Guatemala and living in the country illegally."
6/29/16, "Princeton woman awakes to being sexually assaulted by stranger," NJ Star Ledger, Anna Merriman, Princeton
The intruder, later identified as Pedro Arias-Santiago, 26, of Princeton, was arrested outside of the woman's home in the 200 block of Birch Avenue by responding officers.
He was charged with aggravated sexual assault, burglary and theft.
The 28-year-old victim told police she was sleeping in her home when she woke up a little after midnight to find Arias-Santiago sexually assaulting her, the statement said.
Police do not believe the woman knew Arias-Santiago before the assault.
The woman ran from her house and called police, who captured Arias-Santiago just outside the house. They searched the 26-year-old and found he was carrying a few items of the woman's clothing.
Police believe Arias-Santiago got into the woman's house through an unlocked door.
Arias-Santiago is from Guatemala and living in the country illegally and federal immigration authorities were notified of his arrest, police said.
A judge later Wednesday set Arias-Santiago's bail at $200,000 and he was lodged at the to Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell Township.
A spokesperson for the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said they do not yet have a date set for Arias-Santiago's bail hearing."
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