An Apopka man was arrested after police say he broke into a neighbor’s home and raped her.
Victor Sosa Vazquez, 23, faces charges of sexual battery, armed burglary, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Sosa Vazquez repeatedly threatened to kill the woman and told her, “It’s my first time I’ve wanted to rape someone.”
Deputies responded to the woman’s home near Semoran Boulevard about 7 a.m. Sunday, where she said she woke up to Sosa Vazquez lying on top of her, holding a pair of scissors to her neck, according to the report.
Sosa Vazquez raped the woman and told her not to call the police, threatening to kill her if she did so, authorities said.
“The victim told me the biggest memory from this incident is that she almost died and told me that this incident has scared her so much that she no longer feels safe living in her residence,” a deputy wrote in an incident report.
The woman recognized Sosa Vazquez as a neighbor. She told deputies he said, “I’ve been watching you a lot lately,” and, “I’ve been looking at you for days.”
According to the report, Sosa Vazquez had walked into another neighbor’s house earlier Sunday. The resident, an 82-year-old woman, said she told Sosa Vazquez to leave and he told her he was unemployed and asked if he could clean up trash around her home, according to the report.
The woman gave Sosa Vazquez a trash bag and went inside her house.
Not long after, the woman said she opened her back door and saw Sosa Vazquez climbing over the fence that separates her house from the victim’s. She saw him open a window and enter the home, she told deputies.
Sosa Vazquez is being held in the Orange County jail without bond.