A mother of two children was left traumatized after a masked man broke into her home and raped her at knife-point.
An 18-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man is reportedly being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bond after he allegedly raped his neighbor, according to the official arrest report.
After the assault, Timothy Adam Walding allegedly asked the woman if he could make it up to her by doing yardwork, the sheriff’s office report said.
Walding is now facing three counts of sexual assault with a weapon and one count each of burglary and false imprisonment.
Walding allegedly raped the woman Friday after breaking into her home while she was sleeping. The report said he put a knife to the woman’s throat and tied her hands to the bed before beginning the assaults.
The woman told deputies that following the attacks, Walding remained at the home speaking to her. Walding, who was wearing a mask, insisted that the woman knew him, the report said. After some time, the victim realized Walding was her neighbor.
“You really should deadbolt your door because I didn’t really want to do this, but I had to do it,” Walding told the woman, according to the report.
Walding eventually untied the woman and allowed her to go outside for a cigarette, the report said.
According to the report, the suspect then asked the woman “if he could make this up to her by doing some yard work or by fixing something around her house.”
The woman said “no.”
Walding told the woman that he did not want to kill her because his own mother died when he was 12-years-old and he “could not imagine leaving two children without a mother.”
The woman told police that Walding said he would join the army so that “it would not be awkward” living next to each other.
The victim told authorities that she engaged in a conversation with Walding so that he wouldn’t hurt her.
Walding went back to his home after about an hour and a half and the woman went inside her residence and called for help, the report said.
Source: Daily Mail