HATFIELD TWP., Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man was found guilty Thursday of breaking into a Hatfield Township apartment and raping a 6-year-old girl in her bedroom.
A jury found 29-year-old Oscar Rivera Herrera, of Hatfield, Pa., guilty of rape and related offenses in the November 2015 incident.
Police were called to the Hatfield Village Apartments around 4 a.m. November 9 for a report of a burglary in progress.
During his interview with police, Herrera admitted he entered the apartment through a living room window.
Court documents revealed the 6-year-old was woken up by an adult male who was behind her; he threatened to harm her and her family and told her to shut up.
The document stated the 6-year-old's cries begging Herrera to "stop" and asking "why are you doing this?" are what alerted her 11-year-old brother who was sleeping in the bunk below to sprint to his parents' room for help.
The 11-year-old boy called police and told them a man broke into his family's apartment and may have done "something" to his younger sister.
Herrera claimed to police he didn't realize there was a child in the top bunk until her mother came in and grabbed out her of bed.
According to police, the girl's stepfather held him down until officers arrived.
Pennsylvania man found guilty of raping 6-year-old girl