In a scene similar to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960s thriller movie "Psycho", Nicholas Clause, age 38, a former boyfriend of an unidentified 19-year-old female victim, forcefully entered the young woman's residence in New Haven and attacked her in a bathroom as she was showering.
A struggle ensued and the accused assaulted the victim physically and sexually.
The victim escaped her attacker and fled the residence and flagged down a passing vehicle and the occupants of that vehicle were able to call Vermont State Police.
Clause fled on his motorcycle prior to the arrival of troopers.
State Police responded to the scene and spoke with the victim. She was transported to Porter Hospital in Middlebury by rescue for evaluation.
Clause was later apprehended in Rutland City and is lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.