Surrey RCMP has announced charges against 42-year-old Stephen Thomas Morse of Langley in connection with a brutal home invasion and sexual assault of a 70-year-old woman in south Surrey.
Morse will face six charges, including Aggravated Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement, Break and Enter, Robbery, Disguise with Intent, and Use of an Imitation Firearm.
Police say tips from the public helped identify Morse, and he was arrested last Friday.
On August 12th, the 70-year-old woman returned home from shopping. A short time later a man forced his way into her home, tied her up, demanded cash, and when she could not meet the demands, she was physically and sexually abused.