Man accused of sexual assault on elderly St. George woman

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 79-year-old St. George woman in her home three months ago.

St. George police say 31-year-old Spencer Glen Monnett of Hurricane is being held on suspicion of first-degree felony counts of rape, a second-degree felony burglary charge and misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and simple assault.

The Spectrum reports Monnett has been booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility on a bond of about $53,000.

It was unclear Sunday if he has a lawyer yet.

Police say the victim told investigators that someone broke into her home in the middle of the night on April 17, woke her up and put a cloth in her mouth before sexually assaulting her.

Police didn't immediately say how Monnett was linked to the case.


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