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Teen Thwarts Attempted Sexual Assault On Mom, Cops Say

John Wayne Morris was pinning a woman down in her Robinson, Texas home when her 15-year-old son jumped into action, according to authorities.

By Jill Sederstrom

A Texas teenager is being credited with stopping a potential sexual assault on his mother by physically restraining a man who broke into their home until police could arrive.

When police arrived at the home, they arrested John Wayne Morris, 37, and charged him with first-degree felony charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a sexual assault in connection with the alleged crime.

Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka told the Waco Tribune-Herald that Morris had allegedly entered the home late Thursday night through an unlocked door, gained entry into the mother's bedroom and jumped onto the woman.

The woman had been asleep and woke up to find a man straddling her while holding her shoulders onto the bed, according to KWKT-TV. She initially started to scream but the man allegedly threatened her to keep her quiet.

"She said that Morris threatened her by telling her that he had someone watching her children and that they would kill them," Prasifka told the Tribune-Herald. "(The woman) stated that she was afraid to fight back because she was afraid that her children would be harmed."

Her 15-year-old son came into the room and was able to pull Morris off his mother and restrain him. Two other siblings, who were also at home at the time, were able to call police at 11:32 p.m.

When police arrived they found the two siblings outside and the 15-year-old inside with the suspect. The teenager allegedly had his arms around the suspects neck, KWKT-TV reports.

Morris, who appears to be crying in his mugshot, reportedly lives in the area, but was not invited into the home.

The mother, who has not been identified, later told police she had been afraid he would sexually assault her and harm her children.

[Photo:McLennan County Sheriff's Office] 

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