91-Year-old woman sexually assaulted in Tempe home

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police say they are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 91-year-old woman in her home Saturday night.

"We do believe that this was his intent to victimize this lady," said Lt. Mike Pooley, with Tempe police.

According to police, the man entered the woman's apartment near Rural Road and Southern Avenue through an open back door between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

"It's...there's really no words for it," said Charley Ann Davis, who lives in the apartment complex.

Detectives canvassed the area throughout the night and all morning.

"It's horrifying. Horrifying,” said Vycki neyenhuis, who lives in the complex. “Nice lady, innocent…and to think that this could happen as the sun was going down where I live is very very hard."

The suspect is described as a black male with short dreadlocks.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.