A man captured after a New Year’s Eve sex assault in San Francisco’s Chinatown had attacked a 99-year-old woman in her apartment at the Ping Yuen housing project, officials said Wednesday.
The suspect, identified by police as 26-year-old Teandre Howard-Kidd, was charged on Wednesday with sexual assault, residential burglary and elder abuse. He is scheduled for arraignment in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday.
The attack happened around 12:35 p.m. at the storied public housing development on the 800 block of Pacific Avenue known to locals as the Pings, police said.
Staff members quickly provided police with surveillance footage of the suspect from one of the many security cameras in the building.
San Francisco police officials on Tuesday circulated pictures of the suspect, who was seen wearing a blue vest with black and white striped pants, and officers out of Tenderloin Station arrested him later that day.
Norman Fong, Executive Director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, which oversees the Ping Yuen project said he recently met with the victim and was “amazed at her courage and strong spirit” following the attack.
“We are committed to working closely with our San Francisco Police Department and the community to strengthening the security of the neighborhood,” Fong said.
The victim, a grandmother, told Fong she hopes she never sees her assailant again.
Howard-Kidd is being held in San Francisco Jail on $275,000 bail.