ST. GEORGE — Police are asking the community to help solve a case in which a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted (see ed. CORRECTIVE note below) by a man in her home in St. George.
The alleged sexual assault was reported April 17 after midnight at a home on north Main Street.
The perpetrator is suspected to have entered the residence through an unlocked door, according to a news release issued by the St. George Police Department Friday.
“The male suspect entered the bedroom and sexually assaulted the elderly female victim,” the news release reads.
Several officers were on scene within five minutes of the initial call to dispatch and police detectives have subsequently investigated the incident by interviewing neighbors and following up on any leads, according to the news release. Authorities are now looking to the public for assistance with the case.
The suspect was described to police as a white male with a medium build and wavy light colored hair.
Anyone with possible information about the case is asked to call the department’s investigations division tip line at 435-627-4338.
“We encourage the citizens of St. George to report any suspicious activity and to secure your residence and vehicles at all times,” the news release reads.
Ed. note April 30, 2018 – CORRECTION: In the first sentence and headline of an earlier version of this report the alleged offense was characterized as a rape; the alleged offense is sexual assault, as was indicated in the Police Department’s news release. The report is therefore corrected in that respect.
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