ST. ALBANS, Vt. -- A 50-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police said he broke into an 82-year-old woman's home and climbed on top of her naked, demanding drugs and money, Plattsburgh, N.Y., TV station WPTZ reported.
Ervin Bessette, of St. Albans, faces charges of burglary, lewd and lascivious conduct and attempted sexual assault. He also faces a charge of marijuana possession stemming from an incident in late May.
Detectives said Bessette broke into the elderly St. Albans woman's home and woke her in the middle of the night when he climbed on top of her. The woman was able to get away and call police.
Police said they were able to trace a hat left at the scene to its owner, who said Bessette took it from the trash after it was thrown away.
Police said Bessette admitted he was wearing the hat at the time of the crime.
Bessette remains in custody on a $100,000 bond.
June 23, 2010
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