Police said a 19-year-old Ellicott City man touched a teenage girl inappropriately while he burglarized a residence on Town and Country Boulevard.
Police charged Alan Jaramillo-Jimenez, of the 3100 block of West Springs Drive, with multiple burglary offenses, second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense.
Police say they believe Jaramillo-Jimenez cut a window screen to gain entry to the home early Sept. 21. Once inside, he approached the teen girl, who was sleeping on the couch, and touched her inappropriately over her clothing, according to police. At that time, the girl woke up and the man fled, police said.
A laptop and cell phone were also reported stolen.
Police identified Jaramillo-Jimenez after the girl's mother gave them a detailed description of a possible suspect—a man she provided a cigarette to while sitting on her porch shortly before the burglary, around 2:30 a.m., she said.
Police executed a search warrant at Jaramillo-Jimenez's home, where they recovered the stolen cell phone and laptop.