Sheriff: Woman raped outside her Bradenton home

October 7, 2013 

MANATEE -- A woman was raped late Friday by a man who attacked her outside her home, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 11:35 p.m., the woman was getting into her car in the 1000 block of 35th Avenue West, when the assailant came from near a shed near her driveway, according to a news release.

He knocked the woman to the ground and raped her, according to the report.

The attacker was described as standing 6 feet to 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds, according to the sheriff's office.

The attack was not reported by the sheriff's office until Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the case can call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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