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Fingerprints lead to speedy arrest after home invasion, sexual assault in Pontiac

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The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says they have arrested a man suspected of invading a Pontiac home and forcing a teenage girl to perform sex acts on him with a knife.

A woman told police she woke up in the middle of the night and found a teenage girl's bedroom door shut, and it is usually left open. When the woman tried to enter the room the door would not open. She says a black male wearing a ski mask then opened the door, hitting her with it, and then threatened her with a knife as well.

The suspect is believed to have entered the home in the Walton Ridge mobile home community through a window. Police collected fingerprints from the window and were able to make a match in the system.

A 40-year-old man is in police custody Wednesday night, approximately 30 hours after the incident took place, and is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says they have arrested a man suspected of invading a Pontiac home and forcing a teenage girl to perform sex acts on him with a knife.

A woman told police she woke up in the middle of the night and found a teenage girl's bedroom door shut, and it is usually left open. When the woman tried to enter the room the door would not open. She says a black male wearing a ski mask then opened the door, hitting her with it, and then threatened her with a knife as well.

The suspect is believed to have entered the home in the Walton Ridge Mobile Home Community through a window. Police collected fingerprints from the window and were able to make a match in the system.

A 40-year-old man is in police custody Wednesday night and is expected to be arraigned on Thursday. Police say thanks to those fingerprints they were able to make the arrest about 30 hours after the incident took place.

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