PHOENIX - Phoenix police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who sexually assaulted an 89-year-old woman in her home early Sunday morning.
Police spokesman Sergeant Steve Martos said the attack happened between 5:30 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road.
Martos said the suspect knocked on the woman's door, and when she opened the door, he forced his way in and sexually assaulted her.
Police have little information to go on and believe someone from the community might recognize the suspect.
Police said he is described as a Hispanic male, 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130-135 pounds with dark hair and dark eyes. Investigators also say the suspect has a large stud earrings in both ears.
The victim is not being identified at this time.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
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