Waltham woman reportedly randomly sexually assaulted in her apartment

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Authorities have issued a warning to the public after a lady in her 50s was apparently randomly sexually assaulted in her Waltham house earlier this month.

Around 11 p.m. on June 13, the girl returned to her residence inside the Ridge Apartment Complex at 55 Ridge Lane after strolling her canine. While in her house, she was sexually and bodily assaulted by a person who authorities consider went into the house whereas she was out, in line with a information launch from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities consider the person was within the residence “for several hours during the attack.” It isn’t thought that the 2 knew one another, the discharge stated.

“This very serious assault is especially concerning because it appears to be a random act,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan stated within the launch. “As we continue our investigation, we want to remind members of the public to remain vigilant. People are encouraged to exercise caution in the apartment complex and neighboring areas. Always be aware of your surroundings, if possible avoid walking alone when it’s late or dark and immediately call 911 if you feel unsafe or see something concerning.”

Anyone who might know one thing about this incident is requested to contact detectives at 781-314-3550.

“Crimes of this nature are exceedingly rare,” Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson stated within the launch. “The Waltham Police have increased patrols in the area to help ensure the safety of the residents.”