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29-year-old Julio Antonio Yanez

BOONE, N.C. — A Boone man who was arrested twice this summer for breaking into women’s apartments and offering them back rubs has been arrested again following new reports of similar incidents.

Police say they arrested Julio Antonio Yanez, 29, for a third time last Thursday after two additional cases were reported.

The latest incidents, which reportedly occurred in April and June, were similar to the break-in that lead to Yanez’s initial arrest in July, police said.

The victims, who are in each case female, told police Yanez entered their apartments, got in their beds and tried giving them back rubs.

In one of the earlier cases, Yanez allegedly went inside a woman’s apartment on Oak Street claiming he thought it was an old acquaintance’s home. The victim told Yanez to leave, but police say he then tried rubbing the woman’s back.

Another victim told police Yanez entered her home on West King Street and offered her a back rub. When the victim declined, Yanez allegedly stroked the woman’s arms and back.

In total, Yanez is now charged with three counts of misdemeanor breaking and entering and four counts of misdemeanor assault on a female.

Yanez was jailed under a $2,000 secured bond following his latest arrest. He has a pending court date of Sept. 17.