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Police Investigate Home Invasion and Sexual Assault in Le Roy

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Le Roy police officers are searching the streets of Le Roy for a man they say entered a home and sexually assaulted a woman on Thursday Morning. YNN's Rose Eiklor has more from Genesee County.

Officers from the LeRoy Police Department responded to a phone at 1:30 a.m. Thursday from a woman who said someone had entered her home and sexually assaulted her.

The alleged incident happened on Gilbert Street in LeRoy.

The victim told police that a black male between 20 and 30 years old with a thin build and his face partially covered entered her home while she was sleeping. She said the man sexually assaulted her at knife point.

Police say the victim sustained lacerations to her chin from the knife.

"Being a small community, you know who should be in your neighborhood generally. You know, especially late at night, if you see someone who you don't believe should be there, they should reach out to us and let us at least talk to them. If it turns out to be nothing, then it's nothing," said Chief Chris Hayward of the LeRoy Police Department.

The police chief said it did not appear that the victim knew her attacker. He said it is unclear if the attacker came in through the window or the door.

The Monroe County K-9 unit, deputies from the Sheriff's Office, State Police, and Le Roy police all searched around the victim's home for an hour. The chief told us originally the K-9 unit did have a scent, but they were not able to find the attacker. He said the search is continuing today in an extended area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Le Roy Police Department.

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