A man in his 20s sexually assaulted a 60-year old woman in her own home in Peacehaven.
The incident happened at about 6pm on Tuesday (June 11) when the man went to the victim’s home to look at an item she had advertised for sale.
Once inside, he sexually assaulted the woman before making off on foot.
Police described the offender as white, about 25 years old, about 5ft11 and of slim build.
He had short dark hair, a long face and spoke with a quiet, husky voice.
Detective constable Sheila Nicholson, who is investigating the incident, said: “The victim was understandably very shaken by this ordeal, not least because it happened in her own home and was totally unexpected.
“We are anxious to trace the man responsible as soon as possible and would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen him in the area, or recognises the description, to contact us as soon as possible on 101 quoting serial 1279 of 11 June. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”