Pleasantville police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a 96-year-old city resident.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was alone at her home on Guard Place at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, when she tells police she was attacked, Chief Jose Ruiz said.

An investigation is ongoing, and tests are at the state lab, Ruiz said.

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"We have nothing definitive from the hospital and nothing definitive from State Police," Ruiz said.

Mayor Jesse Tweedle and other city council members took a moment to address the incident at a city hall meeting Monday night.

The evidence is currently inconclusive, Tweedle said, but the police are investigating the horrible incident and it is a top priority.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-641-6100.

Lynda Cohen and Anjalee Khemlani

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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