Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore said the incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. at a residence.
The suspect knocked on the victim’s door and when she opened it, the suspect told her he was selling books.
As the victim attempted to close the door, the man pushed his way into the residence and demanded she give him money. When she refused to give him all the money from her purse, he forced her into the bedroom where he proceeded to rape and sodomize her.
The victim told deputies with the Talladega County Sheriff’s Department that she estimated the suspect was in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. She said he was wearing a white sleeveless shirt, tan cargo shorts and was driving an unknown make and model four-door white car.
Family members took the victim to an undisclosed hospital in Birmingham following a police interview.
“The facts of the case indicate this is a very heinous crime,” Kilgore said. “Our investigative division is working diligently on this case. Members from outside agencies are also assisting with this case.”
A reward is being offered for any information or tips leading to an arrest in this case.
Anyone having information regarding the incident should contact Capt. Bill Kennedy at 256-761-2141.
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