Henry County Woman Raped Twice by Same Attacker

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Henry County Police are searching for a man they said raped a 66-year-old woman not once, but twice--months apart.

According to investigators, a man broke into the victim's home on Panola Road in Ellenwood on July 13, around 10:30 in the morning. They said he proceeded to rape her and then fled. Month later, police said the same man returned to the victim's house on October 21, knocking on her door and saying that he needed help to find his lost dog. When the woman opened the door, police said the suspect forced his way in and raped her again.

"In my seventeen years of law enforcement, I've never seen anything like that in our county," said Henry County Police Sergeant Danny Gibbs, who went on to say repeat attacks like this are extremely rare.

Investigators believe the attacker likely watched the woman and learned her patterns. According to police, the suspect is a young black male, between 6'1'' and 6'2''. He has black hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a black hat with yellow text during the first attack. He also had on a t-shirt, black hoodie and red pants.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Henry County Police Department.