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story.lead_photo.caption Randy Williams

A Hope man was arrested Friday in connection to a break-in and rape in the city last month.

Randy Williams, 36, faces one count of rape and one count of aggravated residential burglary.

Hope police responded around 6 a.m. Oct. 9 to South Johnson Street for a reported rape, according to a news release.

A woman told police she awoke between 3:30 and 4 a.m. to and saw a man in her home, according to the release. She told police the man raped her.

Police did not elaborate in the release how Williams was developed as a suspect.

He is being held in the Hempstead County jail awaiting his first court appearance.

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