AUSTIN -- Police are searching for a teen suspected of sexually assaulting a woman after forcing himself inside her East Austin home.
Police say the suspect broke into a home on Johnny Morris Road near MLK, Jr. Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 3 while the victim slept. After sexually assaulting her, the suspect ran away on foot. The victim told police that he never spoke a word to her during the incident.
Police say the woman's children were at home during the attack, but they did not see or hear anything.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic 14 to 18-year-old with a thin build. He is believed to be 5'6" and clean shaven with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark sweater and tan shorts.
Austin police plan to increase patrols in the area, and they recommend people keep their doors and windows locked and turn on lights around their homes.
If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to call (512) 974-5230 or Crime Stoppers at 472-TIPS.