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Children wake up to intruder inside bedroom

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

A frightening morning for a Lexington family. Two children woke up to find a strange man in their bedroom.

It happened at a home on Alexandria Drive. Police say the suspect made his way in the house through an unlocked window.

Police are calling the incident a burglary, and the man did get away with some money from the home.

Now police are searching for the intruder, and a family is left with worries.

The mother of the two young girls, who are seven- and eight-years-old, is now warning others of just how easily this type of thing can happen.

Just before 3:00 Tuesday morning, police were called to the Alexandria Drive home.

"My daughter come running in the bedroom, saying that some man had broke in the house and that he was on her bed and he was kissing her legs," says mother Jessica Britt.

According police and the mother, the man was also touching himself inappropriately.

"My daughter's terrified," Britt says.

The intruder got into the house through an unlocked window. The frightening event, the mother says, will take time to move on from, if ever.

"This is just going to be a big traumatic event for her, and I hope that someday she'll be able to let it go," Britt says.

Naturally she wants the suspect caught, but even more than that, she wants to warn others.

"This could happen to anybody. It doesn't matter. These people, they don't care."

The father was also home. He tells 27 NEWSFIRST he usually works during the time this all happened, but he was thankful to be at home with his family this morning.

Police say they have a good amount of evidence to work with in tracking down the suspect, including fingerprints.

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