ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (STMW) - A man has been charged with climbing through an unlocked window, sexually assaulting a 68-year-old woman, then robbing robbing her last year in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.
Reynaldo Pineda, 35, faces one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and home invasion, according to a statement from Arlington Heights police.
About 2 a.m. Sept. 25, 2014, someone entered an unsecured window of a home in the 2400 block of South Embers Lane and sexually assaulted the 68-year-old woman inside, police said. He then stole jewelry before leaving.
The woman was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, where she was treated and released, police said at the time.
Fingerprint evidence was collected at the time of the incident, entered into a national database and stored for future comparison, police said.
On Oct. 18, Pineda was arrested for a traffic offense and fingerprints collected during the booking process were entered into the database, police said.
Pineda’s fingerprints matched the sexual assault and he was subsequently arrested Wednesday at his home in the 2000 block of Algonquin Road in Mount Prospect, police said.
He was scheduled for a bond hearing Friday in Rolling Meadows.