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Police: 70-year-old robbery victim also assaulted

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- Cedar Rapids police are now saying a 70-year-old woman who was beaten and robbed inside her home last week was also sexually assaulted.

Authorities say the woman told police two men kicked in her front door early Thursday and demanded money. The woman, who was sleeping on the couch, said she was struck by the intruders, causing a cut to her head.

According to police spokeswoman Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, while one of the men was looking for money, the other sexually assaulted the woman.

Hamblin said no arrests have been made in the case, adding the two are animal and need to be locked up.

Police say the victim was treated at Mercy Medical Center and sent home.

Hamblin said police did not disclose the sexual assault initially out of respect for the victim.

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