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Man Sexually Assaulted 99-Year-Old San Francisco Woman On New Year’s Eve, Cops Say

Teandre Howard-Kidd was tracked down with the public's help after he allegedly forced his way into an elderly woman's Chinatown apartment and assaulted her.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

A 26-year-old San Francisco man was charged this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a 99-year-old woman in her Chinatown home on New Year’s Eve.

Teandre Howard-Kidd was charged Wednesday with sexual assault, residential burglary and elder abuse for the alleged attack, which occurred at around 12:35 p.m. Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The assault is believed to have taken place at the victim’s apartment in the Ping Yuen public housing project after Howard-Kidd allegedly allegedly forced himself inside the residence.

In surveillance footage obtained by police and shared on social media on Tuesday, Howard-Kidd can be seen wearing a blue vest and checkered pants. Police released the photos in the hopes that the public would be able to assist in his capture and their efforts proved successful, as he was located the same day, according to an update police shared on their website. Authorities arrested Howard-Kidd on charges of residential burglary, battery, assault with intent to commit a felony, false imprisonment and inflicting injury on an elder, according to the San Francisco’s Sheriff’s Department’s online database.

Howard-Kidd remains in custody at the San Francisco Jail on $275,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, online records show.

Norman Fong, executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, an organization which presides over the Ping Yuen public housing projects, met with the alleged victim following the attack and applauded her “courage and strong spirit,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“We are committed to working closely with our San Francisco Police Department and the community to strengthening the security of the neighborhood,” Fong said.

The victim, he also said, told him that she hopes to never see her attacker again.

[Photo: Twitter/San Francisco Police Department]

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