Woman sexually assaulted after answering her front door in Burleson

Police search for evidence of sex assault

BURLESON - Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a Burleson woman after she answered her front door Tuesday night.

The incident happened about 8:25 p.m. on Wysteria Lane, near Farm Road 1187 and South Crowley Road, police said.

The suspect had knocked on the door of the home, and the woman inside went to answer it.

"As they were opening the door, the suspect forced his way into the residence and immediately attacked from that point forth," Burleson police Sgt. Wes Routson said.

Routson said it was a sexual assault. The woman fought back, and then the suspect fled on foot.

Police said the woman was traumatized in the moment and that they have little description of the man. He is between six feet two inches and six feet four inches tall and thin, and he was wearing a black hoodie.

Police said the victim didn't know the man who assaulted her. Police are now searching the neighborhood for home surveillance systems that might have caught the suspect on video.
 
“Their existence in their sanctuary of their home has been violated," Routson said. "That’s concerning. It makes you afraid."

Police said they just don’t know if this assault was a random crime or if the woman was targeted. But they are urging neighbors to be extra careful, as that suspect is still out there.
 
One of those neighbors heeding that advice is Louise Cox. She asked us for identification today before she’d even open her door to talk to us for this story. She is that worried about what happened on her street.
 
“Really, you’re even scared to go out from the garage to the car without looking around,” she said. "Unbelievable.Especially in this neighborhood.”
 
Cox and other neighbors are scared and that their hearts go out to the woman.
 
“God bless her so much that that should have happened to anyone, but it’s a violation to the whole neighborhood," Cox said. "Because it’s a family. You see kids out here riding their bicycles, playing."
 
And she says she’s been forced to have those serious conversations with her grandkids, that evil things can happen, even on your own street.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 817-426-9961.

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