A judge on Friday sentenced a man to 25 years in jail after he was found guilty of breaking into a woman's home near Boynton Beach in 2009, putting on her panties and bra, and hiding in her closet before attacking her.
Agapito Jimenez Baltazar, 24, was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office a month after the Jan. 25 attack.
As Baltazar attacked the woman, she managed to reach her phone and hit the redial button, knowing that her friend — who had just dropped her off — would hear her screams, according to a Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office news release.
The friend quickly dialed 911 and headed back to the victim's apartment. When deputies arrived, Baltazar jumped from the woman's third-story window.
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Baltazar, who was the woman's neighbor, was later tracked down and submitted to DNA tests.
When he was arrested, he was denied bail because he was an undocumented immigrant.