Crime & Courts

Women: Man with knife sought sex

Wichita police are investigating a report that a man entered two women's home early Wednesday and demanded sex while holding a knife.

The intruder left after one of the women yelled for him to leave, a police report said. No one was injured.

The Police Department's sex crimes unit is investigating. There have been no reports of similar crimes, said police Lt. Randy Reynolds, head of the unit. Police Lt. Doug Nolte said it is important for the public to be aware of the incident and for people to take basic precautions like locking and securing doors and windows and leaving outdoor lights on overnight.

The incident was reported at about 3:10 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of East Boston, near East Harry and Southeast Boulevard. The victims, ages 21 and 22, are apparently roommates, Nolte said.

The intruder entered the home by cutting a screen in a rear door, he said. Nolte described the suspect as a white male around 20 years old, 5-foot-7, with a thin build. He was wearing a gray jumpsuit, red beanie and a black-and-white handkerchief over his face. Anyone seeing someone matching that description should call 911, Nolte said.

Reynolds said that anyone with information about the incident can call Crime Stoppers, 316-267-2111, or the sex crimes unit, 316-268-4137.

Nolte noted that making noise and telling the suspect to leave is an example of "thinking through the attack." "Don't stop thinking, even when you're confronted," he said.

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