Woman recounts when home invader 'raped' her

- Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating an alleged sexual assault that took place on Thursday morning at the Trailpoint at The Woodlands apartment complex.It was there that a woman says she was held down on her bed and raped by a man she says she did not know.

"I just felt, 'I'm going to die any second now and I don't want to die like this,'" said the woman in an interview with FOX 26 News. She explained that she was fast asleep in her bed when she felt someone on top of her.

"As soon as I woke up, I started panicking and that's when he started trying to strangle me," said the woman. 
She recounted how she fought back.

"I kept trying to get away from him and I managed to a couple times." 

That is when she said he grabbed a sheet and used it as a weapon against her.

"He put it over my head and began squeezing to suffocate me," said the resident of The Woodlands area. "I was just grasping for air. I was unable to breathe for awhile and I really was so afraid that I was going to die."

She added that she prayed for strength to keep fighting and eventually got the sheet off. 

 
"I just stopped and said, 'Do whatever you want, just please don't kill me.' The only words I heard him say were towards the end, 'No police, no police.'"

The woman told FOX 26 that she ran away from the apartment complex after the assault and she went to a bathroom, locked the door and contacted 911.

Montgomery County deputies said the victim never saw the suspect's face, but did see his legs. He is described as a white or Hispanic man between the ages 18 and 24. The woman said he has a slight accent and was wearing black work pants, a black t-shirt and white tennis shoes. 

Neighbors told FOX 26 that they are shocked. 
 
"When we moved here, we thought we were moving somewhere safe and quiet away from other crime, so it's just a little strange," said Christian Nickerson, who also lives in the neighborhood. 

Montgomery County deputies spoke with neighbors and staff at the apartment complex on Friday. 
They said that the investigation is ongoing but that the individual who did this may face a slew of charges, ranging from kidnapping to burglary and aggravated sexual assault.
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