Partially Blind Woman Sexually Assaulted in Norwalk

A partially blind woman in her 80s was sexually assaulted Friday in her Norwalk condominium by a man who broke a window to gain entry.

The crime occurred about 5 a.m. in the 13900 block of Bayside Drive, said Lt. Jenny Ha of the sheriff's Norwalk Station, who said a "scent dog" was brought in to assist in the search for the suspect.

The man, who wore dark clothing, was described as a white man about 20-25 years old with a thin build, Ha said.

The suspect broke a window to enter the street level of the woman's condo, KCAL9 reported. The woman, who was asleep upstairs, heard a noise and went downstairs to investigate, Channel 9 reported.

"(She) confronted him, at which time a sexual assault took place," sheriff's Sgt. Steven Mills told Channel 9, which reported that the victim's residence had been burglarized before.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital for examination.

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