A suspected rapist has been accused of attacking an 86-year-old woman in her own home as she recovered from an injury to her hip.
The unnamed woman from Spring Branch, Texas, was at home when Jack Carlin, 53, allegedly broke into the house.
He is then reported to have thrown the woman to the floor after striking her several times before carrying out the sickening crime.
At the time, the woman was recovering from a fall in which she had broken her hip just the previous day.
Prosecutors say the woman was tied up with a dog leash while she was attacked.
The woman claims Carlin said he would stay in the home as long as he wanted and refused to leave.
Her granddaughter became worried after she didn't answer her phone, and so rang 911 to carry out a welfare check, before driving to the house themselves.
When police arrived, they found a patio door which Carlin allegedly used to break into the house.
A police dog had to be used to remove Carlin from the house before he was arrested.
One neighbour said he appeared to be suffering a mental health episode when he was removed by police.
Carlin was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of the elderly and burglary with the intent to commit another felony following the attack on February 12.
He has a significant criminal record including instances of indecent exposure and assault of a family member.
At the time of the alleged rape, court records report he was already wanted on other charges.
He was charged with assaulting his girlfriend in December last year and was issued with an arrest warrant after failing to show up to court last month.
On the same day as the rape, he was seen walking up to the house next door to the elderly woman at around 10.45am.
The neighbour America Robles filmed the encounter and shared the footage with local broadcaster KPRC2.
In the video, the man is heard saying: "How are you doing, ma'am? My name is Jacob. Do you know that Jesus is Christ?"
Robles said she started to close the door when Carlin said: "Can I tell you my testimony?"
Shortly after the exchange, Robles closed the door, and the man is seen walking away towards the house where the elderly woman was raped.
"I'm very scared, that could have been me," she told KPRC2.
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