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Intruder rapes woman at knifepoint in North Highlands; suspect arrested

David Ross Hamilton
David Ross Hamilton Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Deputies arrested a man they say entered through a window of a North Highlands home early Tuesday and raped a woman at knifepoint.

Sacramento County sheriff’s officials said an intruder entered the victim’s home about 3 a.m. Wednesday near Watt Avenue and Don Julio Boulevard. The 48-year-old woman was asleep inside her home with her two children.

The intruder, armed with a knife, sexually assaulted the woman, sheriff’s officials reported. At one point during the assault, the woman was able to ask a relative via text to call 911.

Deputies responded and entered the home. Authorities say they found David Ross Hamilton, 28, of North Highlands. Hamilton, a stranger to the woman, was taken into custody.

Deputies said it appeared that Hamilton was going to enter the room of one of the children just before deputies arrived, authorities said. The children were not harmed.

Hamilton was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of burglary, child endangerment, rape and violation of parole. His bail was set at $750,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews