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05/09/09 07:12 AM

Sex assault reported in Grand Isle apartment

Erie County sheriff’s detectives were investigating the report of a sexual assault by a masked man dressed in black and armed with a knife and a gun early Friday morning in an apartment off Baseline Road on Grand Island.

The resident told Deputies Adam Imiolo and Benjamin Pisa she had heard a knock on her apartment door and opened it, thinking it was her husband. Instead, a man wearing a homemade mask with eye slits forced her into the bathroom with the two weapons, before sexually attacking her, she said. The woman also told deputies that her attacker wore latex gloves.

The intruder fled on foot. The woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment, and her 2- year-old child, who was in the apartment at the time, was turned over to family members.