Brutal Attack: Elderly woman raped during home invasion

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CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Canton Police are investigating after an elderly woman was raped in her own home Tuesday.

According to police, the 86-year-old woman was inside her home in the 2900 block of 10th Street NW when she heard someone at the door around 3 a.m. The woman called police but the intruder busted in before they arrived.

The woman claims she was sexually assaulted and in order to stop they attack she told the man she had money in her purse which he grabbed and ran.

Once police arrived the victim was taken to Aultman Hospital for treatment.

Canton Police say the suspect's description was pretty vague. He is described as a male in his 50's with short hair and a stocky build. He was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information in connection with the incident should call Canton Police or 9-1-1.

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