Police: Stranger sexually assaults woman in Oceanside home

OCEANSIDE - An Oceanside woman told police she awoke to find a man sexually assaulting her in her Oceanside home early Wednesday morning.

The attack was reported at 2:45 a.m. in the 200 block of Surfrider Way. The woman told officers that when she woke up to find the suspect assaulting her, she screamed and he ran away.

The man was last seen running towards the beach, an Oceanside police watch commander told 10News.

Dustin Aviss, the victim’s son, told 10News his mother is disabled. Aviss said he chased the suspect out of the home.

“When she became conscious she thought it was a dream,” Aviss said. “This guy was in her face asking her to shush."

Aviss heard his mother’s screams.

“I jumped out of the chair opened the door and saw feet running out of the door,” he said.  

Aviss chased after the man, but lost him.

Police say the man got in through an unlocked door.

“For my mom, who's an older lady already dealing with depression and other issues, to have somebody come into her house, violate her personal space in such a manner is just unheard of."

The suspect was described as possibly mixed-race, in his 30s, with black hair, a slim build and black hair. He was wearing a black hat, black shorts and a white shirt.

Anyone with information should call Oceanside police.

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