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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

91-year-old woman beaten, sexually battered in Marion home

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public to identify and locate a male suspect accused of beating and sexually battering a 91-year-old Reddick woman in her home early Sunday morning.

According to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods, the elderly victim woke up at around midnight on Sunday, June 9, and saw a man sneaking through her residence.

“In a cruel act of violence, (the victim) was beaten and sexually battered,” stated Sheriff Woods in a social media post.

No further details were provided by the sheriff’s office regarding the incident or the suspect.

If you live in the Reddick area and saw anything suspicious at the time of the incident, or if your security cameras recorded anything suspicious, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 352-732-9111 to report it.

As MCSO detectives continue their investigation into the incident, Sheriff Woods encourages the community to “unite to protect our most vulnerable citizens.”

Marion County residents can help their elderly neighbors by ensuring their doors are locked, helping them to install security cameras, and checking in on them.

“Let’s come together to keep our community safe and bring this individual to justice,” stated Sheriff Woods.