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Stamford Man Charged With Sexual Assault of Neighbor

Stamford Police charged Alex Manriquez with sexual assault of a neighbor.
Stamford Police charged Alex Manriquez with sexual assault of a neighbor. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford police charged a man with sexually assaulting his neighbor on Sunday.

At approximately 11:10 p.m., a 25-year-old woman called police relaying that a Hispanic male allegedly forced his way into her Hope Street apartment and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

The victim lives in the basement apartment of the residence and she believes that the suspect lives in the first floor apartment of the residence, police said.

When police arrived they located the alleged victim and interviewed her, then went to the first floor apartment and detained Alex Manriquez, 37, according to police.

The victim reportedly was able to identify Manriquez as the man who allegedly forced his way into the apartment and sexually assaulted her, police said.

Manriquez was held at the scene and the Stamford Police Detective and ID Bureau were called to take statements and process the scene, according to police.

The victim was transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment. Manriquez was taken to police headquarters and charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint, police said.

A $100,000 bond was placed on Manriquez and he was arraigned Monday at Stamford Superior Court, according to police.

The case is still active and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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