Brutal Home Invasion
At least three of the men were armed with guns and knives and demanded money.
The men forced their way into the home, and confronted the man at the door. He gave them $200 in his wallet, but that payoff wasn't enough.
Around 12:30a.m. on Thursday morning, police say the group of men emerged from the woods behind the home, and forced their way in.
"When you commit sexual assaults..it's way over the line," said Marion County Sheriff's Office Major Chris Blair.
And longtime residents say they couldn't believe that line was crossed in their neighborhood.
The woman managed to escape when one of the culprits turned his head.
"She fled through a wooded area...she ran for a distance barefooted and then at that time," said Blair. "She was able to seek help a short distance from the residence"
Meanwhile the men ransacked the home. But the Sheriff's office believes they may have been looking for more.
"We do know that the victim has a prior history of drug activity so there's a possibility that somewhere there is a connection," said Blair.
According to the Sheriff's Office website, Henry Boger, homeowner, was arrested with charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine in 1999 and a variety of other charges from 1995 until 2006.
The Sheriff's Office is investigating similar cases in other jurisdictions to see if there is a possible connection to this case.
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