O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOV) – An O’Fallon man is accused of breaking into a neighbor’s home with a butter knife, stealing a radio and touching a woman as she slept.
Jacob Lee Roberts, 18, was charged Monday with first-degree burglary, and first-degree sexual misconduct and stealing less than $500.
Police said Roberts used a butter knife to pry the screen off a window of a home in the 400 block of St. Matthew around 5 a.m. Sunday. He then stole a radio, police said.
Authorities said Roberts admitted to then touching a woman through her clothes as she slept. According to police, Roberts did it for sexual gratification.
Authorities said the victim woke up with Roberts standing near her bed.
Police said someone else inside the homes then chased him out of the house.
The woman told police she recognized Roberts as a neighbor because he had tapped on her bedroom window earlier and asked her to "hang out."
Officers found a shoe in Roberts’ house that matched one left in the victim’s house. A footprint near the window also matched his shoe style, according to police. The butter knife used to break into the house was found in Roberts’ home as well.
He was arrested at his home and taken into custody, where he remains on $75,000.