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Homeless woman attacked at community park
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Homeless woman attacked at community park

Sarasota, FL -- A homeless woman was attacked late last night while she was sleeping on a picnic table at Nokomis Community Park 234 E. Nippino Trail.  

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, she was awakened after being punched in the face by a man who said he had a knife and told her not to scream.

After sexually battering the woman, the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The battery took place sometime between 11:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

 

The woman was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center while deputies, including a K-9, searched the crime scene. No evidence was identified during this search.

 

Crime, Public Spaces