Elderly woman raped in home invasion

Jackson County Sheriff Roger Levick confirmed Friday that an 84-year-old Altus was brutally, sexually abused in her home this week. The woman also suffered other physical injuries from the attack, and is currently in the hospital recovering from shoulder surgery.

According to Levick, the attack happened at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the Heritage Estates area.

“The victim heard a knock at the door, and thought it was a neighbor,” said Levick. “But when she realized it wasn’t someone she knew, she tried to shut the door, but the man forced his way in,” added Levick.

Levick said that this was not part of a burglary, and that no items were taken from the home. “This woman was targeted,” said Levick. “No other neighbors reported anyone knocking at their doors, or any other similar activity.”

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation finished up the crime scene on Friday afternoon, and a forensic sketch artist is being brought in from OSBI to work with the victim. The Drug Task Force has also been asked to assist with the investigation.

Levick said the assailant is a white male, approximately 35-40 years of age, and is described as having a muscular build, 5’6”-5’7 tall with medium length curly hair. He was also thought to have grey or light blue eyes. He was seen driving a light colored shortbed pickup.

Levick added that the man will have a very severe bite mark on his right forearm between the wrist and elbow.

If you have information about this crime, contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 580-482-0408.

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