It’s the stuff of nightmares. A woman was asleep in her Melody Lane apartments when a man forced his way in and attacked her. After sexually assaulting the victim, the unidentified suspect fled into the night.

The incident took place on Sept. 22 around 10:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Melody Lane. The suspect is described as a black male, about 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds with a muscular build. Police say he may have an injury on his hands.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Detective A. Lopez at 214.671.3683.

This is the third sexual assault reported in a week. Last Tuesday, Juan Jose Rodriguez was arrested for aggravated sexual assault on a child at Lake Highlands High School during a Forest Meadow Junior High football game. The next day, a teen was arrested for repeatedly raping a 67-year-old woman in a Whitehurst Drive apartment.