ST. GEORGE — A man accused of breaking into two St. George homes, sexually assaulting one woman and attempting to assault another, has been charged.
Jaime Santos Torres, 24, of St. George, was charged Thursday in 5th District Court with forcible sexual abuse, attempted forcible sex abuse and two counts of burglary. All charges are second-degree felonies.
On Tuesday, police say Torres entered a residence in the area of 3240 South in Little Valley and confronted a woman who had just gotten out of the shower.1 comment on this story
"The male made a motion consistent with wanting to cover her mouth, which caused the victim to fear he was going to assault her. She continued to yell, and he ran out of the house," according to a statement from St. George police.
About 30 minutes later, in the Washington Fields area, a similar incident occurred, according to police. Surveillance video recorded a red Ford F-150 leaving the home. The truck was later found by officers at a construction site near the Stone Cliffs neighborhood where Torres was arrested, according to police.
In 2016, Torres was convicted of felony theft and sentenced to probation, according to court records. In 2013, he was convicted of felony theft, court records state.