Man accused of sexually assaulting elderly Detroit woman turns self in

Detroit Police are searching for a suspect wanted for the sexual assault of a 78-year-old woman earlier this week.

A man accused of breaking into an elderly woman's Detroit home and sexually assaulting her turned himself in to police Thursday.

Police said the man broke into a home on Lodewyck, just north of Chandler Park Drive between Cadieux and Canyon, around 10:15 a.m. June 20.

Once inside, police said the 78-year-old woman confronted him before he assaulted her and pushed her to the floor. Once knocked over, police said he pulled her pants down and then ran off.