Woman fights off rapist in her home

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SAN DIEGO — A Rancho Penasquitos woman woke up early Monday to find a stranger in her bed demanding sex.

crimeThe attack happened at the woman’s home near Rancho Penasquitos Boulevard and Via del Sud at about 1:30 a.m. The intruder entered the home while the woman was sleeping. Police said he was armed with a handgun and covered his face with a towel.

The victim, who is not being identified because she is a sexual assault victim, said the man hit her and said he wanted sex.

“I told him you will have to kill me. I will not do what you want,” the victim told FOX 5 News.

The victim put up a struggle and the man fled.

The victim told investigators that the attacker thin and about 5 feet 10, wearing a dark hoodie, a striped shirt underneath and dark shorts. His ethnicity was not known.