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Teen jailed for suspected sex assault on elderly woman in North Sacramento

Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of sexually assaulting an elderly woman Saturday in North Sacramento.

The woman told deputies that about 7 a.m., a male she didn’t know entered her house through a screen door and sexually assaulted her, according to a Sacramento Sheriff’s Department posting on Facebook.

The victim tried to fight off the suspect but couldn’t, it said. The suspect, who did not display a weapon, fled. The was woman taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, is being held on suspicion of rape, robbery, false imprisonment and elder abuse. He is not eligible for bail.

Hudson Sangree: 916-321-1191, @hudson_sangree