O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – O’Fallon Police said a woman was attacked in her own home while her children were asleep.
Investigators said Italo Teran, 35, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home Wednesday morning. He subdued the victim using chloroform, bound her, and sexually assaulted the victim.
The victim was able to move to call 911 and to locate her nine-year-old daughter who was lying on the bathroom floor, incoherent. Her one-year-old infant appeared to be sleeping in his crib.
Police said when they arrived on the scene, the suspect was leaving the house through the front door, carrying a bag with items that were used in the crimes.
Teran is charged with sodomy, burglary, and felonious restraint. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.