Man accused of sexual assault on elderly St. George woman
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 79-year-old St. George woman in her home three months ago.
St. George police say 31-year-old Spencer Glen Monnett of Hurricane is being held on suspicion of first-degree felony counts of rape, a second-degree felony burglary charge and misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and simple assault.
The Spectrum reports Monnett has been booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility on a bond of about $53,000.
It was unclear Sunday if he has a lawyer yet.
Police say the victim told investigators that someone broke into her home in the middle of the night on April 17, woke her up and put a cloth in her mouth before sexually assaulting her.
Police didn’t immediately say how Monnett was linked to the case.
Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com