Arrest made in alleged attack of Palm Bay woman

Police in Palm Bay have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to an investigation into a home break-in and attack on an 87-year-old woman.

The woman told authorities the stranger climbed on top of her as she slept; however, she was able to fight him off and escape.  The Brevard County Sheriffs Office bloodhound was sniffing around Roxbury Court in Palm Bay early Tuesday, trying to track down the scent of the alleged attacker.

The woman's niece said the suspect broke out her aunt's bathroom window, climbed inside, got on top of the elderly woman and tried pulling off her skirt. The woman hit her attacker repeatedly with her shoe, until he finally got off of her. 

The teenager has been charged with breaking and entering, assault with attempted rape and Abuse of the elderly.  Investigators said they have matched his DNA to DNA found at the scene; they said he had cut himself climbing through the window and left a trail of blood behind.