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Man accused of breaking into home of 63-year-old woman, raping her

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police say he broke into the home of a 63-year-old woman and raped her.

Montgomery County police say Myles Bowersox of Rockville broke into the victim's home while she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her. Before leaving, Bowersox also threatened the victim with a knife, according to police.

On November 16 at around 4:16 a.m., Bowersox allegedly entered the victim's house in the 5600 block of Dowgate Court through an unlocked window. Once inside, police say Bowersox pulled the victim's shirt over her head so she could not see and sexually assaulted her.

After the assault, Bowersox allegedly held a knife to the victim's stomach and threatened to kill her if she reported the assault. He then left the house through the window he came in, police said.

Investigators were able to recover fingerprints from the scene of the assault. Three days later, a match was made identifying Bowersox as the suspect.

Bowersox was arrested on Wednesday at his home. He has been charged with rape offenses, sex offenses and home invasion, police say. Bowersox is being held without bond.

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