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    Taunton man held in breaks at 3 homes

    Miguel Erickson
    Miguel Erickson

    A Taunton man charged with breaking into three homes in that city in recent days is a “strong person of interest’’ in break-ins in which the burglar made physical contact with women while they slept in their bed, police said.

    “In each case the suspect has approached the sleeping female victim in her bed and made some form of physical conduct with her,” Taunton police said in a posting on their Facebook page. “This has happen[ed] regardless of whether someone else was also in the bed with the female victim.”

    Police identified the man facing charges of breaking into three homes as Miguel Erickson, 43, of Winthrop Street. Erickson was arraigned Tuesday in Taunton District Court, where he had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf to a charge of unarmed burglary, subsequent offense.


    He was held on $250,000 cash bail and will return to court Oct. 23, said a spokeswoman for the court.

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    After Erickson was taken into custody Saturday, police discovered property in his apartment that they believe was stolen in three recent burglaries, the department said.

    Erickson has not been charged with having physical contact with women in the homes he allegedly robbed, but Taunton police said their investigation is continuing.

    Globe correspondent Melissa Hanson contributed to this report. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@
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