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Elderly woman’s sexual assault being investigated in Martin County


Victim says attack occurred after home break-in.

Martin County deputies are stepping up patrols in one community after an elderly woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the victim said she was awakened inside her home in the Hidden Harbor Estates community located off St. Lucie Boulevard.

There were no signs of forced entry, and the victim told investigators she had locked the door.

The sheriff said there is no suspect or person of interest.

Snyder said the victim is doing well but is urging for the public’s help in solving this case.

If you have any information, or video footage in that area, the sheriff’s office has set up a special number, 772-220-7060, for the public to call.