A man accused of entering a person's home and committing a sexual assault turned himself in to police on Monday.

Watertown police said they had been searching for Urim Asani since the incident happened on Saturday morning.

Police said the 41-year-old Waterbury man was wanted on charges of home invasion, kidnapping, sexual assault, assault, strangulation, unlawful restraint and threatening.

Police said Asani entered a victim’s home on Saturday at about 7 a.m. and sexually assaulted the victim.

They said the victim is known to Asani.

The arrest warrant is sealed at this time.

In court on Monday, Waterbury's state's attorney said the victim reported to investigators "I may have died today," and that after the attack, while she went to an undisclosed location, prosecutors said someone broke into her home and stole a gun.

Asani's attorney said the charges are being blown out of proportion, and insists his client, who has lived in CT his entire life, is not a flight risk.

“When you look at the facts of this case, and you look at the people involved, you’ll see that it's not as it appears, this is the result of overcharging and overzealous prosecution," said attorney Dave Compagnone.

Asani is being held on a $300,000 bond and is due back in court at the end of the month.

If he posts bond, there is a full, no contact protection order and he will have to wear a GPS ankle monitor.

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