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Police: Man breaks into Oceanside short-term rental, sexually assaults woman

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 20:20:46-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - A man was taken into custody in Oceanside on Monday morning after police say he broke into a short-term rental and sexually assaulted a woman.

The sexual assault happened around 4 a.m. on the 800 block of South Pacific Street.

According to police, Kwahmell Archer entered the home through an unlocked front door.

Oceanside Police said there were 20 people inside the three-story rental when the suspect walked into a closet, got undressed and entered a sleeping woman’s bedroom.

The 49-year-old woman woke up and screamed when the man grabbed her, waking up the rest of the house.

Police said the suspect then ran back into the closet and was pinned inside by other people inside the house.

Police arrived and took the man into custody.