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Man broke into Lincoln home, sexually assaulted woman, police say; suspect arrested
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Man broke into Lincoln home, sexually assaulted woman, police say; suspect arrested

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Police arrested a Lincoln man Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of a home break-in and sexual assault reported Sunday. 

Officer Erin Spilker said police had been looking for 32-year-old Allen Busby since the incident that occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 40th and A streets neighborhood. A 28-year-old woman hid and called 911 after hearing a loud bang like someone was trying to break into her home.

Allen Busby

Allen Busby

Spilker said when police arrived, the woman ran to the officer, a man chasing behind her until he saw the cruiser. She said Busby, whom she knew, had broken in and physically and sexually assaulted her, with her 2-year-old child asleep in a nearby bedroom. 

The victim told police Busby had sent her threatening text messages and showed up at her work.

Spilker said Busby was caught on a neighbor's security video getting into her yard through a locked fence.

On Tuesday, police arrested him on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault, burglary, third-degree domestic assault and child abuse. 

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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