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Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting elderly woman

Krista Hostetler

Abdul Howard

Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting elderly woman

CREATED Apr. 20, 2013

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A man has been arrested in a North Las Vegas sexual assault case.

On Friday around 4:30 p.m., detectives arrested 47-year-old Abdul Howard in connection with the investigation.

The arrest followed a 911 call on Wednesday, when officers responded to a home on East Nelson around 5 a.m. in reference to a sexual assault report.

A 79-year-old woman reported that a man broke into her home, robbed her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect fled and she called police.

Detectives identified Howard as a suspect in the case. He was located and taken into custody at his North Las Vegas home without incident.

Howard had no prior relationship to the victim.

He was arrested on one count each of burglary with a deadly weapon, home invasion with a deadly weapon, sexual assault victim over 60 years old and robbery.