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updated: 7/21/2014 9:53 PM

Homeless man charged in Waukegan break-in

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  • Lliau Moreno-Tepecha

    Lliau Moreno-Tepecha

Daily Herald report

A 33-year-old homeless man is charged with breaking into a woman's Waukegan home and touching her while she slept, authorities said.

Police say Lliau Moreno-Tepecha broke into an apartment through an unlocked door about 7 a.m. Sunday on the 2600 block of Cornelia Street. The 25-year-old victim grabbed her child and was able to escape. She provided police with a description of her attacker, and soon after, police caught Moreno-Tepecha a short distance from the scene, according to a news release.

Moreno-Tepecha was charged with home invasion, criminal trespass to residence, criminal sexual abuse, attempted criminal sexual assault and residential burglary. He is being held at the Lake County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

He is due in court again on Aug. 12.

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