Police arrest man for attempted rape, say he left ID at scene of crime

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man accused of attempting to rape a senior citizen is now in police custody after leaving identification at the scene of the crime.

Police say they arrested Anthony Brinson early Tuesday morning and charged him with crimes related to sexual violence against a 67-year-old woman in Niagara Falls. Investigators say the man broke into the woman’s home on July 3, accosted her and attempted to rape her multiple times but was unable to do so.

Brinson allegedly told the victim he would have to kill her while continuing to perform acts of sexual violence, but left the house after continued attempts to rape her failed.

The victim of the violence immediately called police, who found Brinson’s benefit card and MasterCard just under the bed. The victim said the man kicked them under the bed after they fell from his personal affects.

Police charged the man with four felony crimes, including second degree burglary, first degree attempted rape, first degree attempted criminal sexual act, first degree unlawful imprisonment. Brinson is also charged with misdemeanor obstructing of breathing.

First responders brought the victim to a medical center for evaluation.

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