San Jose police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the alleged sexual assault of two women about twice his age during a brutal home invasion.
Police arrested Kenneth Bridges, of Morgan Hill, on Wednesday after responding to a sexual assault in progress in the 1600 block of Stokes Street, authorities said. Two women, ages 54 and 63, both of San Jose, were allegedly his victims. Nothing further was released about the women, who neighbors say were friends and housemates.
“The victims were sexually assaulted. That’s about all we can relay at this time,” said San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales. “Our investigators are following up with the victims.”
Sources and neighbors tell NBC Bay Area the women were brutally beaten during the attack. Friends say the home where they lived houses people with mental illness.
“It’s pretty crazy,” neighbor Magdally Delgado said. “It’s scary.”
Bridges was taken into custody at the scene and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Police said he was on active parole for robbery. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose on Friday.
Attempts to track down Bridges' attorney were not immediately successful. He faces 15 felony counts, including kidnapping and sexual assault.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to notify San Jose police's sexual assault unit at (408) 277-4102.
Bay City News contributed to this report.