EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A Fort Bliss soldier returned to the home of a woman he had previously attacked, prompting the victim to make a panicked call to police, saying she could see her attacker through her Ring camera, according to documents obtained by ABC-7.
Investigators say Christopher Aaron Rey, 28, was the man who had forcibly entered a woman's home on April 7. According to the documents, the woman did not know Rey but had recognized him from a visit to a laundromat on March 27.
Rey was arrested on a warrant for burglary of habitation. During the initial attack, investigators say Rey grabbed the victim by her arms, covered her mouth with his hand, then moved his hand to her throat, pushed her backward onto her couch and began touching the victim.
Police say the victim attempted to fend off the attack by screaming, digging her nails into Rey's neck, and kicking.
Eventually, Rey ran out of the apartment. But investigators say they were able to connect Rey to the attack due in part to the victim remembering she had seen him before at a laundromat.
Archive surveillance video showed a person matching Rey's description at the laundromat.
On April 11, the victim called the police, saying Rey had returned to her apartment again. Investigators say Ring camera video showed Rey walking up to the door, attempting to hide from the camera, and trying to open the front door.
An investigator saw Rey's car at the victim's home on April 11. Police say an attempt was made to stop Rey in the parking lot, but he sped off.
Using his license plate information and the help of the Fort Bliss Criminal Investigation Division, Rey was identified through his military photograph.