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San Diego police arrest man suspected in Encanto break-in, sexual assault

Posted at 12:36 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 15:39:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was arrested in connection with a break-in and sexual assault that happened last week in the Encanto area, police said.

San Diego police said 25-year-old William Lawrence Davis was arrested May 5 on suspicion of burglary and sexual assault.

According to police, on the morning of May 3, Davis allegedly broke into a home in the 4100 block of Wunderlin Avenue and encountered a woman inside.

Police alleged Davis placed a pillow over the woman’s head as she and her toddler daughter tried to leave the house. He then made what was described as skin-to-skin contact with the woman, police said.

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The woman and her child were able to escape to a neighbor’s home, and that neighbor contacted police.

According to police, evidence at the scene gathered by SDPD Sex Crimes detectives helped identify Davis as the suspect in the case.

Other details on Davis’ arrest were not immediately released.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.