Authorities in California say a man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an elderly woman earlier this week.
According to the New York Post, the brutal New Year’s Eve attack was reported in a San Francisco apartment complex at about 4 p.m.
Police allege 26-year-old Teandre Howard-Kidd brutally attacked the 99-year-old victim at about 12:35 p.m. on Monday at the Ping Yuen housing project. After conducting an initial investigation, San Francisco police identified him as the suspect.
The following afternoon, authorities from the city’s Tenderloin Station caught up with Howard-Kidd and took him into custody. He was arrested at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday. He is expected to face criminal charges including sexual assault, elder abuse, and residential burglary.
As of the latest reports available, Howard-Kidd remained behind bars at the San Francisco Jail with bail set at $275,000. He was set to appear in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday for a preliminary court hearing.
Available police reports did not elaborate on the alleged victim’s condition following the attack.
The executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center released a statement acknowledging the incident. The center has oversight over the housing project where the incident took place.
“We are committed to working closely with our San Francisco Police Department and the community to strengthening the security of the neighborhood,” said Norman Fong.
He said he has had a conversation with the woman, remarking that he was “amazed at her courage and strong spirit” in the wake of the violent attack.
[Featured image: Teandre Howard Kidd, San Francisco Police Department]