Police: San Benito suspect broke in through window, sexually assaulted woman

SAN BENITO — Police have arrested a man they say broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her while she slept.

Officers responded Sunday at 9:40 p.m. to the 1500 block of Combes Street in reference to an assault.

The 30-year-old victim told police she was in her bedroom asleep when she was woken up by someone physically grabbing at her body and sexually assaulting her.

Police say the suspect, Guillermo Nava-Cortez, 45, broke into the woman’s home by pushing in a window air conditioning.

The victim said she scratched the man’s face and kicked him off her body and ran to her neighbors for help.

Nava was located next door at his home with red scratch marks on his face and arrested. The marks can be seen on his mugshot.

He was arraigned by Judge Benjamin Yudesis on charges of burglary of habitation and sexual assault. His bond was set at $225,000.

The Department of Homeland Security placed an immigration detainer on Nava and he was transported to Cameron County Detention Center.