EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Police responded to the 1400 block of Avalon in East El Paso Friday, April 7 after a 28-year-old man allegedly attempted to sexually assault a 19-year-old girl.
Officers say they responded to the call at 8:13 a.m. and met with the victim who stated that she was exiting her residence to let her dog out when 28-year-old Christopher Aaron Rey allegedly confronted her and forced himself inside the victim’s residence.
Fort Bliss confirming to KTSM 9 News that Christopher Aaron Rey is a Soldier assigned to Fort Bliss.
Police say Rey allegedly tried to sexually assault the woman, but she was able to fight him off. Police add that Rey fled the scene and the victim then called police to report the “attempted sexual assault.”
The victim later recalled seeing Rey when she was at a laundry mat, according to El Paso Police.
Crimes Against Persons conducted the investigation and Rey was later identified as the alleged offender, according to police.
A warrant was obtained for burglary of habitation with a bond of $100,00 for Rey.
The mother of another woman who lives nearby says she is concerned for her own daughter’s safety.
“I’m scared for my daughter to live here by herself, I was already scared of her living in El Paso by herself, but when I heard about what happened here it’s just made it worse,” said Sheila Brown whose daughter lives in the area.
Brown says she even got her daughter a gun due to her fears over her safety.
“I did get her a gun, so she has some type of protection because I’m scared for her to live here by herself,” said Brown.
A man who lives close said he hadn’t heard about the home invasion but says he will be more vigilant.
“Me personally being a resident here I’m going to be more vigilant to make sure those things don’t happen,” said Christian who lives nearby.
According to the El Paso Police Department, the home invasion happened on April 7. A press release was not sent out until April 13.