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Elkhorn police are attempting to locate a van that looks similar to this one. The pictured van is not the one police believe was at the scene of a sexual assault.

ELKHORN

A woman was taken to a hospital after an apparent sexual assault, and the Elkhorn Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding the assailant.

Elkhorn police and Walworth County sheriff’s deputies at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday responded to Geneva and Lincoln streets and found a “seriously injured” woman, according to a Thursday news release.

“The victim was unable to communicate with officers, but it did appear that the female was the victim of sexual assault,” the release states.

The woman was taken to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center for injuries sustained in the attack, according to the release.

The woman left work shortly after 9 p.m. and did not immediately arrive home, the release states. Relatives began to look for her, and when they found her vehicle in a parking lot, a man fled the scene.

The woman was found in her vehicle.

The man left on foot to the backyard of a home on the first block of South Jackson Street, the release states.

Elkhorn police are looking for “a maroon conversion van with plastic covering the rear window on the passenger side that was seen at the business prior to the attack,” the release states.

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