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Police look for suspect in alleged rape attempt

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A woman was sleeping on a couch at a Wadena residence when she awoke to see a man in a black ski mask standing above her and trying to touch her, the woman told police.


In the early morning hours Sunday, June 19, the woman woke up to a man dressed in all black clothing, including the ski mask, standing over her. The woman fought with the suspect, a police report said, and he tried to touch her sexually.

The man eventually gave up, the police report said, grabbed her purse and fled.

The incident took place on Madison Avenue Southwest in Wadena around 4 a.m.

The suspect was described as 5 feet, 10 inches in height, wearing the dark clothing. No other details were available. The residence is in Otter Tail County, and the sheriff's office there is handling the investigation.