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Person Co. woman raped in home

Posted February 11, 2009 5:35 p.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2009 5:41 p.m. EST

— An elderly Person County woman was raped in her home early Wednesday, Sheriff Dewey Jones said.

The woman, 83, was home alone when a man approached her, told her to close her eyes and committed the act, Jones said. The victim was otherwise unharmed. She was treated at a hospital and released.

The rape was reported to the Person County Sheriff's Office just after 2 a.m. Jones said deputies found evidence that the suspect may have entered the home through the basement.

The victim was unable to describe her attacker. Deputies with dogs searched near the home and interviewed several people, Jones said. He asked that anyone with information contact the Person County Sheriff's Office at 336-597-0500.