An Ellicott City woman was sexually assaulted Thursday night in her home by a man who ran away after she began fighting, county police said.
Police said the man entered the home through an unlocked rear door about 10 p.m., confronted the 44-year-old woman and forced her to perform a sex act. She resisted during the assault, and he fled, escaping capture by officers called to the scene. The woman was treated at Howard County General Hospital and released.
Police are searching for a man described as black, in his 30s, 160 pounds, medium complexion, short hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a white dress shirt, dark dress pants, suspenders and a dark jacket, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call 410-313-3200or Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 410-276-8888.