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Parolee charged in Bridgeport home invasion, rape

Daniel TepferMay 22, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — A man on parole for weapons charges was arrested Tuesday night after police said he broke into a home and raped a woman here.

Okino Richards, 29, of Down Street, was charged with home invasion, first-degree sexual assault, second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Police said the woman was asleep in her bedroom when she woke up to a man choking her. The woman tried to fight the man off, scratching at his face, but she was weakened by the lack of air, police said, and nearly passed out.

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