A Florida man is accused of breaking into a girl’s dwelling and holding her hostage whereas he masturbated and tried on her child’s garments.
Christopher Strickland, 36, was arrested final week on expenses of aggravated assault, battery, dwelling invasion with a weapon, larceny and an unnatural and lascivious intercourse offense, jail data present.
Strickland was allegedly carrying girls’s clothes—together with a purple and pink bra—in addition to a camouflage automobile headrest over his head when he broke into the girl’s dwelling at round 6am on June 2, WKRG reported.
He then allegedly dragged her into the lounge and compelled her to observe pornography on his cellphone whereas he masturbated, sheriff’s deputies stated.
The lady advised Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies the suspect held a pillow over her face, however she managed to wrestle free, the Pensacola News Journal reported.
He then held a knife to her throat and advised her he would kill her child if she tried to get free once more, in line with the arrest report.
The lady stated Strickland took a bra and underwear from her dresser drawer and put them on. She stated that at one level through the three-hour ordeal, she additionally noticed him attempting on garments that belonged to her child.
The lady tried to name the police, however he allegedly grabbed her and compelled her to remain on the sofa, scratching her within the course of.
According to the Journal, Strickland left the girl’s residence at round 9 a.m., however earlier than leaving, the girl stated he warned her he would return and kill her if she reported the incident to police.
“Do not call the police, because if you do, I will come back and kill you, because I am always around this area,” he allegedly stated.
The lady reported a $900 watch, a $400 necklace, a $400 gold chain, a $100 gold ring and garments that the sufferer valued at $40 had been stolen from her dwelling, in line with the Journal.
Investigators tracked Strickland down by DNA in September. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office had submitted a camouflage automobile headrest cowl that the suspect allegedly left on the sufferer’s kitchen flooring.
It produced a constructive match for Strickland in September, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Days later, the sufferer recognized Strickland’s photograph in a photograph line-up.
Strickland, of Pensacola, Florida, was booked into Escambia County Jail on October 2. He is being held on a $283,500 bond. A lawyer is not listed on jail data.