Lufkin Police: Man broke into home, sexually assaulted woman

Lufkin Police: Man broke into home, sexually assaulted woman

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 28-year-old man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly broke into a home and sexually assaulted a woman.

Hector Garcia, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a first-degree felony burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony charge. His bail amount has been set at $30,000.

According to Lt. Jerry Smith with the Lufkin Police Department, a Spanish-speaking LPD officer responded to a house on Paul Avenue  at 10:30 p.m. Monday. He spoke to a man at the home that said his wife had been sexually assaulted by another man. Smith said the man's wife was crying and hysterical.

The woman identified Garcia as the suspect. Smith said that after the husband left the home at about 6 p.m. that night, Garcia showed up at about 8 p.m. and forced his way inside the home.

"He started touching and kissing her, saying he liked her," Smith said.

Smith said that Garcia dragged the woman to a back room, took her clothes off, and sexually assaulted her even though she asked for him to stop. Later, the woman fled to the car and called her mother-in-law for help. While she was on the phone, Garcia was allegedly beating on the car window.

Smith said the victim started recording video on her cell phone as soon as Garcia walked. She captured the entire sexual assault on video, Smith said.

During an interview with the police, Garcia admitted to police that he heard the woman asking him to stop and admitted to sexually assaulting her.

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