FREMONT -- A man suspected of breaking into a home over the weekend and sexually assaulting a woman while her adult daughter was bound by duct tape in another room has been arrested, police said Monday.
Police said Fremont resident Jamala Morris, 34, broke into a residence on Paseo Padre Parkway and was waiting in one of the bedrooms when the mother and her daughter arrived home near midnight Saturday. Detectives arrested him about 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
He is expected to be charged with kidnapping to commit rape or robbery, assault with the intent to commit rape, armed robbery, burglary with the intent to commit rape and being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Fremont on Tuesday.
Police said Morris went to the daughter's bedroom after entering the unit. When she walked in, police said he was waiting with a short-barrel shotgun and wearing a full-face mask and gloves. Police said Morris ordered the woman to the floor and used duct tape to bind her hands and cover her mouth.
The woman's mother heard the commotion, police said, and checked on her daughter, at which point she also was ordered to the floor. Police said Morris also duct-taped the mother, then moved her into another room and sexually assaulted her while the daughter remained in her bedroom. He also demanded money from the women, police said.
As this was happening, police said a male resident arrived home and frightened Morris enough that he ran away. The man then freed both women and called police about 12:20 a.m. Saturday.
Detectives and officers found physical and phone evidence and used surveillance video to identify Morris as a suspect. They issued a search warrant for his residence, located in a different block on the same street. During the search, they found the mother's wallet, a short-barrel shotgun, duct tape and clothing Morris was described as wearing.
Police said Morris confessed to the crimes during questioning and said he had seen the mother and daughter in passing but did not know them. He was booked into the Fremont Jail, where he was being held without bail.
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