SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- (KTXL) -- Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested 28-year-old David Ross Hamilton after they say he broke into a 48-year-old woman's North Highlands house in the middle of the night and raped her at knifepoint.
Hamilton claims that his girlfriend knows the victim's husband, and that he had to go to the house to make sure his children weren't there or in any danger. It's unclear why his kids would be there or what kind of danger they'd be in.
"I wanted to make sure that no one I knew was over there at the house, that was in danger. Okay that was my intentions," Hamilton said from the Sacramento County Jail on Wednesday.
"But it was 3 in the morning, it was late at night, David," FOX40 said.
"I know. I got woken up, with a big surprise. I had to get over there. Get over there quick," he said.
When asked why, he responded: "Because I was afraid someone that I love was held in there," he said.
Deputies said Hamilton broke in through an unlocked window. He said he entered through the back of the house.
"I went to the room. And this lady she said very kindly, 'Hey, what are you doing here? What are you doing here?''' he said.
He said he told her, "'Ma'am I don't want no problems.'"
"I took her hand, very nicely shut her phone. I took my hand. We both sat down on the carpet. And we talked," he said.