A Ferndale man has been charged with robbing and sexually assaultinga 76-year-old Ferndale woman three times in the last month.
The suspect, William Anthony Burgess, 34, of the 100 block of Linden Avenue was seen fleeing the woman's house early Saturday morning. He was arrested by county police after a brief footchase.
Burgess was charged with attempted burglary, burglary, robbery and sex offense.
A county police news release said that as the result of an investigation, the man also has been charged with burglary, robbery and sexually assault of the woman on two previous occasions, Nov. 24 and Nov. 28.