Deputies arrest man in Poinciana sexual assault

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. —

Osceola County Sheriff's investigators said they arrested a man in the case of a sexual assault in the Poinciana area.

Late Tuesday night, investigators said they arrested Lyndon DeLeon Scott, 20.

A Poinciana woman told investigators that Monday morning a man began ringing the doorbell to her home repeatedly.

"She looked out the window and she recognized the person as someone who had been to her door before, who had asked to use the telephone, but she had never let him inside," said Twis Lizasuain, of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the woman told them she became frightened when she saw the man return, so she hid.

The woman said the man, who was armed with a knife, entered her house through an unlocked back door, found her and forced her to perform a sex act.

"He put the hand around my neck. He tried to choke me," the victim told WFTV. "He said, 'Shut your mouth. If you do not shut your mouth, I'm going to kill you.'"

The victim said she thought the man was going to kill her, but he instead ransacked the home searching for money and then apologized before he left.

Investigators said that Scott was cooperative when they questioned him.

According to investigators, Scott admitted to entering the woman's house, but did not admit to the sexual battery.

Investigators said the victim was able to positively identify Scott.

He was booked into the Osceola County Jail and charged with armed burglary, armed sexual battery, false imprisonment, battery and depriving a victim of 911, investigators said.

Scott is being held without bail, and is scheduled to face a judge Wednesday.

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