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Woman Sexually Assaulted By Home Intruder In Santa Clara

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Police tape outside an apartment on the 2800 block of Homestead Road, July 26, 2013. (CBS)

Police tape outside an apartment on the 2800 block of Homestead Road, July 26, 2013. (CBS)

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SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – A woman sleeping in her bedroom was sexually assaulted early Friday morning by a man who broke into her Santa Clara apartment, according to police.

Police said the incident happened around 4:00 a.m. at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of Homestead Road, near Central Park.

The victim told police the attacker was armed with a knife or blade of some sort, possibly a box cutter.

Police said the suspect appeared to have entered through a bathroom window.

He was described as 5’2” to 5’4” with a thin build with possible facial hair and speaking in broken English with an accent.

Police said he was wearing all dark clothing, including a dark, beanie-style hat, dark-hooded sweatshirt, dark tank top and dark basketball shoes.

There was no word on the victim’s condition.

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