A physically disabled woman was sexually abused by a man who forced his way into her home, police say.

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On Monday, City of Poughkeepsie police announced the arrest of 39-year-old Eugene E. Brown of Poughkeepsie. Brown was charged with sexually motivated burglary, a class C felony and forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor.

Around 8 p.m. on Feb. 20, a 67-year-old physically disabled resident of an apartment in the area of 20 N Bridge Street, answered her doorbell and was met by a man who said he was looking for someone.

The woman attempted to shut her door, but the man, later identified as Brown, lunged at the victim in her apartment, pushed her down and fondled her as she screamed for help, police say. Brown left but is accused of quickly returning and repeating the attack.

Brown was arraigned and sent to Dutchess County Jail.

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