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South Jordan Police say victim lied about home invasion and attempted assault by fake salesman

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 23:57:28-04

UPDATE: Two days after a woman reported she was assaulted in her home by a man posing as a salesman, South Jordan Police say that she confessed she made the entire incident up.

South Jordan Police said a woman in the Daybreak area reported an attack in her home Sunday and said the alleged suspect was posing as a salesman and came to the front door before forcing entry at another door.

Police said they have reviewed video surveillance footage captured at a neighbor's home, and they that during the time-frame mentioned by the woman, no one approaches the front door of the residence like she described.

Police say there was debris in the home and other physical evidence they are examining but based on their review of the footage, they do not believe there is any danger to the public.

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah - South Jordan police are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman in the Daybreak area Sunday afternoon.

According to Lt. Matt Pennington with the South Jordan Police Department, the man knocked on the door of a home on Blackshire Drive, posing as a salesman.

The suspect then broke into the home and tried to sexually assault her, Pennington said.

Police are still investigating the incident but said they do not feel there is a threat to the public.

The suspect was described as a white male, six feet tall with brown hair, wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans​.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the South Jordan Police Department at (801) 840-4000.