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S. L.A. woman sexually assaulted in own home

August 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in South Los Angeles.It happened on Friday around 8:30 a.m. near 120th and San Pedro streets.

The woman was walking into her house after checking her mailbox, when a man came up from behind her.

He forced her inside, sexually assaulted her, and then locked her in a closet.

Before leaving, he also robbed the victim's home. It is unknown if the suspect fled on foot or in a vehicle.

The woman was taken to the hospital, but her injuries are said to be not life threatening.

The suspect is described as a 30-year-old black man with a bald head, goatee, multiple tattoos with a heavy build. He is around 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.

If you have any information regarding this crime, you're urged to contact police at 1-877-LAPD-24-7.