‘Severely traumatized;’ Search continues for man who tried to sexually assault woman in her home

XENIA — Xenia police are still searching for a suspect they say got into a home and tried to sexually assault a woman in a Xenia neighborhood.

As reported on News Center 7 at 5:30, News Center 7′s Malik Patterson spoke with the woman’s daughter who said this nightmare is forcing them to make some changes.

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The neighborhood where this took place is referred to as the “states” off Colorado Drive.

Jenna Webeck said a person’s worst nightmare came true on Saturday, April 6.

“My mom is severely traumatized,” Webeck said.

Webeck lives on the other side of the “states” neighborhood. She says her mom has lived there for five years and is close with her neighbors.

“The neighbors kind of congregate at her house, she loves her garden, loves being outside, everyone stops and talks to her,” Webeck said.

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Now all of that is gone because she cannot imagine being home alone anymore.

“She doesn’t sleep very well. She does feel safe here with me. But she wouldn’t ever feel safe in her own home again,” Webeck said.

A detective helping with the case told News Center 7 that this is not a usual case. They have sent DNA into the lab for testing, which could take a month to come back.

As Weback and her mom wait for the suspect to be caught, they want others to remember their loved ones living alone.

“You also just need to be aware and check on your family members, often, especially your older family members that are alone,” Weback said.

Besides selling her mother’s home, Webeck said they are moving out of the neighborhood on Thursday.

Webeck has also started an online fundraiser for her mother.

The suspect is described as a tall, slender white male wearing a hoodie, light-colored sweatpants, and a disposable face mask.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Det. Reed at 937-376-7209.

We will continue updating this story.

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