DELTONA, Florida -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 32-year-old Deltona woman was sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home early Friday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address on Chippendale Street after receiving a 911 call reporting the attack at 4:04 a.m.
The victim told deputies that she awoke to find an intruder inside her home who tied her up, held her at knifepoint for an extended period of time and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect also stole some of the victim’s property, including her cell phone, before fleeing the scene.
Afterward, the victim untied herself and drove about a mile away to a friend’s house seeking help. She sustained a laceration to her hand during the attack.
The suspect was wearing all dark clothes and a mask, and was approximately 5’10” tall, between 160 and 180 pounds, and spoke with a strong Hispanic accent.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 860-7030 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS.
Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.