Elderly woman sexually battered after man snuck in her home, Marion sheriff says

An elderly woman was attacked in her home over the weekend after a man reportedly snuck in, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

In a release, Sheriff Billy Woods announced that the attack happened around midnight on Sunday morning.

Woods added that the woman was awoken and found the man sneaking through her house, and she was ultimately beaten and sexually battered.

Now, MCSO detectives are trying to figure out who was responsible, deputies explained.

“My fellow Reddick citizens: if you saw anything suspicious or noticed anything unusual on your security cameras, please call 352-732-9111 to report it,” the release reads.

In addition, the MCSO offers the following advice to anyone who knows a person living alone:

Ensure their doors are locked.Help them install security cameras.Check in on them.

No additional information has been provided at this time.

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