Helper woman sexually assaulted by man dressed as construction worker

Posted at 5:18 PM, Sep 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-24 19:18:49-04

HELPER, Utah — A Helper woman said she was sexually assaulted at her home Monday by a man dressed as a construction worker.

The victim said the suspect knocked on her door and asked her a construction-related question, then pulled a knife on her and sexually assaulted her, according to a press release from the Helper City Police Department.

Police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and they have not identified a suspect in the case.

The suspect was described as a “chunky” Hispanic male, between 30 and 40 years old, between 5’5″ and 5’7″ tall, with brown eyes and black hair.

The victim said the suspect was wearing a green construction vest and a white hard hat.

There are several legitimate construction workers and projects in the Helper area, but police ask the public to report anything suspicious.

Anyone with information on this case or similar incidents is asked to contact Helper police at (435) 472-3719.