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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Ocala apartment, police seek person of interest

The Ocala Police Department is seeking help identifying a person of interest in connection with a sexual assault of an elderly female victim that occurred at her apartment on Wednesday.

At the time of the incident, a male suspect entered an elderly woman’s residence at Saddleworth Green Apartments located at 2901 SW 41st Street in Ocala, according to a social media post from the police department.

OPD stated that the elderly victim is battling cancer and was alone when the suspect entered her apartment and sexually assaulted her.

According to OPD, the suspect was also carrying a screwdriver that he used to poke the victim. In video surveillance footage that was obtained by the police department, the male suspect was seen holding a screwdriver.

OPD detectives are actively investigating the case and are looking for a person of interest (pictured below). The police department is offering a cash reward to anyone who can provide information leading to his identification.

Ocala police seek help locating person of interest in sexual assault case
Ocala police are looking for this man in connection with a sexual assault that occurred at Saddleworth Green Apartments on February 1, 2023

If you have any information on the identity of this individual, the Ocala Police Department asks that you call Detective Boyer at 352-369-7000 and reference OPD Case Number: 202300016040.