Sparks Police: Man accused of going into women's homes with intent to commit sex assault

Jermaine Anderson (Photo: Sparks Police Department)

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of going into the homes of two women with the intent to commit sexual assault, according to Sparks Police.

Authorities say Jermaine Lamont Anderson was arrested Thursday, May 11, after officers received from a report of a victim who woke up earlier in the morning to find a man in her bedroom, in the area of 16th Street and Prater Way.

The man claimed to have seen the victim and "wanted to be her boyfriend," the victim reported. The man grabbed her, kissed her and touched her inappropriately.

The victim remained calm and talked the man out of further action, according to police. The man gave her information that led officers to a suspect's home in Sparks.

While attempting to make contact with the suspect at his home, officers spoke with a neighbor, who said she was also a victim in two separate incidents.

The neighbor said a man came into her home while she was breastfeeding, and on one occasion grabbed her and pushed her against a counter while talking about sexual situations, police said.

Officers and members of the regional sex offenders unit soon located the suspect, identified as Anderson, and arrested him on suspicion of burglary, battery with intent to commit a sexual assault and lewdness.

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