Suspect arrested after 18-year-old woman sexually assaulted by home intruder in Lake Worth Beach

Suspect arrested after 18-year-old woman sexually assaulted by home intruder in Lake Worth Beach
Wolfey Brice, 33, is being charged with sexual battery and burglary with battery. (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — UPDATE: According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, a suspect accused of breaking into an apartment in Lake Worth Beach and sexually assaulting a woman has been arrested.

Wolfey Brice, 33, is being charged with sexual battery and burglary with battery.

Brice is currently being booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and will be attending first appearance Wednesday morning.

EARLIER STORY:

Palm Beach County deputies are searching for a man who broke into an apartment in Lake Worth Beach over the weekend and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the attacker got into an apartment in the 1000 block of North F Street on Sunday around 5 a.m. by opening an unlocked back door.

Once he got inside the apartment, family members said he sexually assaulted the 18-year-old victim in a bedroom, while her 6-year-old brother was also in the room.

The victim's sister ran in and confronted the attacker, and he fled the scene.

PBSO released a sketch of the suspect on Monday, along with the following description:

  • Approximately 25-29 years old
  • 6 feet tall
  • Thin build
  • Beard
  • Wearing a black hoodie and black jeans

The sheriff's office said this was a random assault and detectives are following up on leads.

If you know who the attacker is, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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