Santa Clara Police Investigate Sex Assault

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    A woman tells police she woke up to a man with a box cutter in her room. Marianne Favro reports.

    Santa Clara police were on the scene of a reported sexual assault early Friday morning at an apartment complex on Homestead Road  near Central Park.

    The assault occurred in the 2800-block of Homestead at about 4 a.m., police said.

    Police say a woman in her 20s reports she woke to find a male stranger standing over her with a box cutter held to her throat. Neighbors think the suspect got in the home through a window.

    It is unclear whether the woman was hurt. She was taken to the hospital.

    Santa Clara police are on the lookout for the suspect.  Friday afternoon, they released a description:

    • Adult male
    • 5’2” to 5’4” with a thin build
    • Possible facial hair
    • Spoke broken English with an accent
       
    • He was wearing all dark clothing, including:
      • A dark beanie style hat
      • Dark hooded sweatshirt
      • Dark tank top
      • Dark basketball style shoes