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Police arrest man accused of posing as customer, sexually assaulting woman in Henrico model home

Posted at 11:01 PM, Oct 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-10 23:36:32-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A tip from a news viewer led Henrico Police to arrest Arnold Raphael Eason, 27, of Sunbury, South Carolina, in connection to the sexual assault of a woman inside a model home in Glen Allen.

Police said the woman was attacked Wednesday afternoon when someone arrived at the Woodman Hills Court model home and acted like a potential home buyer.

After the attack, a man matching the description of the attacker broke into a home on Rudwick Road, took someone's car keys and stole a White Nissan Pathfinder. A tip from a news viewer led investigators to the stolen Pathfinder in the area of Jacque Street and Tomlin Street.

After the vehicle was recovered and processed, Eason was arrested for burglary, robbery, abduction and carjacking, police said.

"Additional charges are forthcoming regarding the sexual assault in the 2400 block of Woodman Hills Court," Henrico Police spokesman Lt. Chris Eley wrote in a Friday night email. "We express our sincere appreciation to the media and the public for assistance in this investigation."