Alleged rapist broke into victim’s home, hid in the bathroom


POSTED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:13pm

An Independence man was arrested for allegedly broke into a woman’s home while she was away, then hid in the bathroom and waited for her walk in. They say that’s when he attacked her.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael A. Taylor, 49, for the incident that happened on Friday, Sept. 7. Officials say Taylor allegedly hid in a woman’s home and waited for her to arrive. When she walked into her bathroom, Taylor is said to have grabbed her and held a knife to her. She says Taylor threatened to kill her.

Taylor allegedly raped the woman at knife point and then eventually fled the home. However, the victim says she knew Taylor for several months prior to the incident.

Taylor was arrested the next day at his home. He was booked into the parish jail.

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