OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are searching for a suspect who followed a teenage girl home and sexually assaulted her.
Police said the man responsible is still walking the streets tonight.
It happened days ago near Hefner and MacArthur, where an everyday act turned into a crime.
The story begins with something dog-owners do everyday but, in this story, it was a 16-year-old girl in Oklahoma City who was home alone.
"She let the dogs out the back door and let the dogs back in and then went back into the house," said MSgt. Gary Knight, with Oklahoma City Police Department.
According to police reports, the victim was in her bedroom.
She heard the chime from the alarm when a door opens and closes.
"He followed her into the house," Knight said. "She texted a parent who was not at home and said that she thought somebody was in the home."
Police reports say the parents were "out of town driving home and did not notice the text for some time." Then later texted back asking what was going on.
"Sadly, the girl was sexually assaulted while the suspect was in there," Knight said. "He found her, sexually assaulted her and then fled."
Police reports show the victim said her assailant was "in his 30's wearing all black and a mask covering his face."
"We want to stop him before he can do this again to somebody else," Knight said. "Our guys are working very hard on it. And, any help the public can give, Crime Stoppers is the number to call."
If you saw anything or know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (405)235-7300.