Wayne Brown, of Vernon, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he followed home from a store.
A Vernon man is facing criminal charges after police say he followed a woman home from a convenience store and then raped her.
Wayne Brown, 22, was arrested by Vernon police over the weekend.
He's charged with first degree sexual assault, unlawful restraint, and assault.
Brown struck up a conversation with a 44-year-old woman inside the Rockville Corner Market on Saturday and followed her as she walked home, according to the police incident report.
When the woman arrived at her apartment, Brown asked if he could use her bathroom, police said. Once inside, the victim told police Brown assaulted her, raped her, and then threatened to kill her if she called police. He then ran off, according to police.
The victim provided police with a description of Brown, his first name, and the street he said he lived on. Brown has a prior criminal record and police knew exactly who she was talking about, according to authorities.
Brown left DNA evidence and personal belongings at the victim's apartment, however officers found no signs of a struggle inside, according to police.
Brown's mother says he's been wrongly accused.
"My son is very popular. He can get any girl he wants. He doesn't have to go rape nobody," said Tamara Kinder, Brown's mother. "I know he didn't do this."
Brown is being held on $200,000 bond.