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COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police say an elderly woman was sexually assaulted in a wooded area on June 15.

The 86-year-old woman told police that she was waiting at a bus stop in the 7000 block of Cradlerock Way around 2:45 p.m. when an unknown man offered her a ride.

The victim told police she got in the car and the man pulled into an empty business complex parking lot in the 10600 block of Little Patuxent Parkway.

When the suspect parked, he pulled the victim from the car and sexually assaulted her in the nearby woods, police say.

The woman told police that following the assault, the suspect fled and she walked to a nearby gas station where a customer called 911.

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