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Man arrested in sexual assault case

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At 4:30 p.m. April 19, North Las Vegas detectives arrested Abdul Howard in connection with a sexual assault investigation.

At 5 a.m. April 17, officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of East Nelson in reference to a sexual assault report. A 79-year-old woman reported that a man broke into her home, robbed her at gunpoint, and sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled and she called the police.

Detectives identified Abdul Howard, 47, as a suspect in this case. He was located and taken into custody at his North Las Vegas home without incident. Howard had no previous relationship with the victim.

Howard was arrested on one count each of burglary with a deadly weapon, home invasion with a deadly weapon, sexual assault of victim over 60 years of age, and robbery.

FOX5 will continue to provide updates on this case as details become available.

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