An Omaha man charged with first-degree sexual assault during a burglary was ordered held without bail Tuesday.
Maluoth C. Riang, 19, is accused of breaking into a home near 24th and Fort Streets about 3:15 p.m. Nov. 3. He faces a maximum of 150 years in prison if convicted on all three charges, including weapon use and robbery.
According to an affidavit filed in Douglas County Court, Riang made a woman in the house undress before sexually assaulting her with the barrel of the gun. A prosecutor said Wednesday that Riang also shoved the gun into the back of the woman's mouth so deep it made her gag.
Officials said Riang stole the woman's wedding ring, a wallet and a flat-screen TV, among other items.
An Omaha police detective suspected Riang, who lives near the woman’s house, of being involved in a previous burglary at the house. Riang was arrested the next day after running from police during a disturbance. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
Riang’s mother told officers that she had found a gun hidden in her living room and turned it over to police.
Riang, who has two previous convictions for burglary, had told his mother that he was holding the .40-caliber Ruger for someone else.
DNA collected from the firearm matched that of Riang and the woman, the affidavit says. The shoes Riang was wearing at the time of his arrest also matched the footprints found in the basement of the woman’s home, police said.
In addition, the woman’s description of her attacker’s clothing matched what Riang was wearing when he was arrested.
According to the affidavit, Riang admitted to breaking into the home but said he was only in the basement and denied going upstairs and assaulting the woman.