A CALIFORNIA man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a house and carried out a sickening attack. 

Dupree Kenneth Hornsby, 24, was charged with eight felonies, connected to the home invasion in San Jose.

Who is Dupree Hornsby? 

Not much is known about the alleged rapist, beyond court records linked to his arrest.

He is reportedly 24-years-old and his last known address was in Stockton, which is more than 75 miles from San Jose.

It is not clear what Hornsby was doing in the city and how he got there. 

He does not appear to have any relationship with the city or the victim. 

The San Jose Police Department said: "The suspect was a stranger with no prior associations to the juvenile victim.”

What's Dupree Hornsby been accused of? 

Hornsby was charged with eight felonies.

This includes sex crimes against a child under 10, kidnapping and burglary, after the incident on August 6.

A Santa Clara County District Attorney's office said in a statement: “The child was playing in her own home when she was grabbed by a stranger.” 

The statement said that the child ran to her grandfather for help after the assault and police were called at about 7.35 am.

The girl's grandfather chased the man out of their home, according to The Mercury News.

Police detained Hornsby a mile away from the scene an hour later after the victim described her attacker.

Police said there was no known connection between Hornsby and his victim, and are calling the crime a "stranger assault".

The District Attorney's office praised the girl for her bravery in a statement.

But he added she was shaken from the attack, she was able to provide police with the information that led to Hornsby's arrest immediately after the assault took place. 

District Attorney Jeff Rosen said: "This nightmare of a crime has shaken all of us.

"The alert police officer who saw and arrested this predator just hours later, and before anyone else was hurt, is a credit to the badge and our community."

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