The suspect entered the woman's apartment in the 4900 block of El Paraiso Avenue, near Lemon Hill Avenue and 44th Street, about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. The woman tried to flee, but was overpowered and sexually assaulted.
The assailant then took money and other possessions from the woman before fleeing the apartment.
He is described as a thin, black male, between 17 and 19 years old, about five feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a short-sleeved white t-shirt with black horizontal stripes.
Anyone who knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Sexual Assault Bureau at (916) 874-5070.