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Girl sexually assaulted by burglar at south Sacramento County home, sheriff reports

A man accused of burglarizing a south Sacramento County home and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl Wednesday morning is sought by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded about 11 a.m. to a 911 call reporting a burglary and sexual assault at a residence in the area of 40th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A man reportedly entered through a window and began taking property from the house. He then found a 12-year-old girl inside a bedroom and began to assault her, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. The girl fought back and the man fled over a fence.

Deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area with the assistance of a police dog, but did not locate the man.

The intruder is described as Asian or Hispanic, approximately 20 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall with a thin build, shoulder-length black hair and a goatee.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115, or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357. Tip information also by be left anonymously on the Sheriff’s Department’s website,, or by calling 916-874-8477.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy