MODESTO (CBS13) — A Modesto man is suspected of breaking into the home of a woman he had been working for, then allegedly tying her up and sexually assaulting her.
The incident happened back on the morning of Nov. 26. According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, a woman called to report that a man had allegedly broken into her home, sexually assaulted her, then stole her ATM card.READ MORE: Foresthill Bridge Reopened After Hazmat Incident, Deputy Hospitalized
Detectives say the victim woke up to the sound of someone inside her home. The armed suspect, who was wearing a mask, then went into her bedroom and tied her up before sexually assaulting her.
Jose Luis Ramos Rivera, a 40-year-old Modesto resident, has since been identified as the suspect.READ MORE: Rocklin Teacher Comes Under Fire For Years-OId Tweets With Derogatory, Racist Tone
Investigators say the woman had previously hired Rivera as a handyman and he worked for her for several months.
Rivera was arrested by detectives on the same day that the assault was reported. He has been booked into jail and is facing charges of robbery, home invasion, and several sexual assault-related crimes.MORE NEWS: San Diego Murder Suspect Arrested In Fairfield
Detectives also noted that they have reason to believe Rivera may have other alleged victims. Anyone with information relevant to the case is urged to call (209) 567-4466.