Police probe attack, rape of elderly Monroe Co. woman

The door is boarded up at a mobile home in Tellico Plains, Monroe County where an elderly woman was attacked and sexually assaulted Wednesday night.

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn (WVLT) -- Tellico Plains Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are probing the attack and sexual assault of an elderly woman.

The attack happened Wednesday night at a mobile home in Tellico Plains.

The victim is a 91 year old woman, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. It's the policy of Volunteer TV not to release the name of a victim if she was sexually assaulted.

TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm says the crime appears to have started as a home invasion, and there's no evidence that a robbery occured.

Helm says the woman was taken to Sweetwater Hospital, and is expected to recover.

Helm says police are searching for suspects in the case.

No other details have been released.

Volunteer TV News has a crew in Tellico Plains. New details tonight at 5:30 on Volunteer TV News.