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Rape suspect left behind photo ID, leading to quick arrest in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – Police were able to make a quick arrest of a man accused of breaking into a woman’s house and attempting to rape her. He left behind his credit card and a benefit card with his photo identification.

Anthony Brinson, 59, of Niagara Avenue, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree attempted rape, first-degree attempted criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and obstruction of breathing.

Brinson allegedly broke into the house of a 67–year–old woman on Friday morning and attempted to choke her and rape her over the course of three hours.

At one point, the victim was allowed to leave the bedroom to use the bathroom and when she returned, she saw two identification cards belonging to the suspect on the floor, which she kicked under the bed.

Brinson allegedly threatened to kill the woman before leaving the house.

The victim called police and was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for evaluation.

Detectives collecting evidence found the two cards, a state benefits card and a credit card, both with Brinson’s name.