Mexican National Suspected of Sexually Assaulting College Student in 2014 In Custody

A Mexican national accused of sexually assaulting a college student in Fairfield in 2014 is in custody after he was found in Mexico City.

Edibaldo “Eddie” Duran, 29, is accused of a home invasion and sexual assault on Sept. 1, 2014.

Police said the victim was sleeping and the only person home at the time that Duran broke in around 3 a.m. that morning and she woke when he beat her, sexually assaulted her and choked her to the point where she lost consciousness, according to police.

Police identified Duran as a suspect and learned that he boarded an AeroMexico flight that left from JFK at 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2014 and arrived in Mexico City at 5:08 a.m. that morning.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshal Service, District of Connecticut, took Duran into custody in Mexico City, where he was extradited under an international extradition to Connecticut and Fairfield Police Detectives took him into custody at 8 p.m., then transported him to Fairfield, where he was formally charged with home invasion, aggravated sexual assault in the first degree, strangulation in the first degree, assault in the first degree, unlawful restraint in the first degree, and larceny in the sixth degree.

He was held on $250,000 court-ordered bond.

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