Parolee charged in Bridgeport home invasion, rape
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.