Police have now launched a criminal investigation department into the attack
The 60-year-old woman had left her home in Jena, Thuringia on Friday morning at around 6am on her way to work.
But she was followed by a 20-year-old foreigner, who she says spoke “broken” German, and was attacked in the street.
He dragged her into a driveway between Am Steiger Street and Philosophenweg Street, where he launched into a brutal attack and sexually assaulted her.
Fighting back, she managed to escape and ran out into the red – almost being hit by a red car driving past.
Police are appealing for witnesses
Her attacker, a Mediterranean-looking man, tried to follow her but fled when he saw the car.
The driver of the car swerved around the woman, but kept driving without stopping to help.
Police have now launched a criminal investigation department into the attack, and are now looking for the man.
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He has been described as thing, about 170cm tall and was wearing an orange hooded jacket with dark shades on the sides and was unshaven.
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The police are also looking for the driver and other witnesses.
The attack comes just over a month after a 69-year-old pensioner suffered a harrowing sexual assault while she was out walking in Kellinghusen, a small town with a population of just 8,000 people.
She noticed she was being approached by a young boy on a bicycle, who approached the woman and tried to kiss her.
This is not the first incident an elderly woman was attacked
When she recoiled, he grabbed her by the neck before sexually assaulting her in the street.
The woman described the youth as being about 12-13 years old, around 160cm tall and wearing dark clothes.
The boy never uttered a word during the assault but was said to be of Mediterranean origin.
Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
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