State police arrested an 18-year-old man who is accused of breaking into a Montville home, going into a bedroom where three girls were sleeping and waking one of them up, state police said.
The father of the girl who was woken called 911 at 11:48 p.m. and said his daughter and two other girls were asleep in her room when a man they did not know came in, police said.
The intruder, identified as Alex Petherick, 18, of Montville, staying in the house for a short time before he was startled and ran out of the bedroom and left the house, state police said.
State troopers, State Police K9 teams and detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad searched the area.
After finding evidence and speaking to witnesses, police identified Petherick as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant charging him with home invasion, fourth-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor. Bond was set at $150,000.