Oxnard boy, 12, sexually assaulted in his sleep by home intruder

OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) -- Police in Oxnard are trying to track down a man accused of breaking into a home and sexually assaulting a young boy.

Police said the suspect was able to enter the home through an unlocked back door in the 1300 block of Bluebell Street at around 4:20 a.m. Friday.

The suspect went into the bedroom of a 12-year-old boy and sexually assaulted him while he was sleeping. The boy woke woke up his parents, who confronted the suspect. The suspect then ran off.

Upon further investigation, police discovered that all the screens of the windows on the back of the home had been cut and entry was attempted. It was unclear if the suspect entered through a door or a window.

He is described as Hispanic with a dark complexion, in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was seen wearing a black hat and a black long-sleeve shirt or black jacket.

If you have any information about this crime, you're urged to call the Oxnard Police Department at (805)385-3921 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477.

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