A 911 call released revealed details about a woman's encounter with the suspected "Hilltop Creeper."
Authorities arrested 32-year-old Deneen Black Tuesday evening in connection with a string of home break-ins and assaults during the night and early morning hours. Black was arrested at his Hilltop home and was charged with one count of burglary.
Police said that Black has now confessed to breaking into a home in Sullivant Avenue in July and also committing numerous "similar crimes."
The victim revealed chilling details about her encounter with the so-called "hilltop creeper" in a 911 call.
"There was just a man in my house," the victim said in the 911 call. "I woke up and thought it was a friend staying here. It turns out it wasn't, I woke up and there was a man touching my lips."
Bewildered and frightened, the woman sounded uncertain of what exactly happened.
"He turned around and took off through my kitchen when I opened my eyes and then I look up again a minute later and he's standing there staring at me," she said. "Like, it's kind of dare, you know what I mean? I thought it was, like I said, a guy that was staying here and I was too scared to get up and ask I guess."
Fingerprints at the Sullivant Avenue scene matched Black's, according to Sgt. Dave Pelphrey.
Law enforcement officials have hunted for months for the ''Hilltop Creeper," who was known to sneak into women's homes and stand over them while they slept. In some cases, the man touched victims inappropriately.
"Mr. Black was still under surveillance yesterday morning when we filed the warrant. Once the warrant was filed, the surveillance team moved into place and placed Mr. Black under arrest without further incident," said Pelphrey.
A woman who lived with him, identified as his fiancée, said that she was unaware of what was happening.
Black lived with the woman, who 10TV News did not identify, and her three children. She said that her children were trying to deal with what has happened and that the safety of her children was her No. 1 priority.
The woman asked that the community respect her family's privacy.
Detectives said Black cooperated and gave them information that makes them confident he is responsible for most, if not all, of the 19 incidents linked to the "Hilltop Creeper" case.
Black is a registered sex offender from a 2004 conviction for sexual battery. He also has an armed robbery conviction out of Illinois and two convictions for having a weapon under disability. He was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday out of a 2011 conviction.
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