A Beaumont man is behind bars after officers report he illegally entered an apartment and sexually assault a 5-year-old at the residence.
Beaumont police officers responded to the call just before 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. When they arrived, they were told 30-year-old Riley Dawkins went out to a birthday celebration with a man who lived at the residence where the incident occurred. The man became intoxicated and passed out in the back seat of Dawkins’ car, at which time Dawkins left the man and broke into his apartment.
He went into the children’s room where the 5-year-old victim and a 12-year-old sibling were asleep and began sexually assaulting the child. The older sibling woke up and then went to awaken his mother. Dawkins was confronted and then ran from the apartment. He was located a short time later and arrested for burglary and aggravated sexual assault of a child.