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Taunton break-in suspect held on $250,000 bail

A Taunton man authorities say may be responsible for a series of nighttime break-ins and sexual assaults has been held on $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty to one charge.

A judge ordered Miguel Erickson, 43, held on the high bail Tuesday because of his criminal history.

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Erickson has been charged with only one burglary in allegedly breaking into the home of a 58-year-old widow. The prosecutor, however, said that the investigation is ongoing and that authorities expect more charges.

Police said Erickson is a person of interest in the burglary and sexual assault on a sleeping 70-year-old woman earlier this month and may be linked to three other burglaries.

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