16-year-old charged with attacking woman during home invasion

Ottawa County

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a home invasion in Allendale Township where a woman was assaulted Tuesday.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. near Douglas Drive and Jordan Street.

Investigators said a man entered a woman’s home and physically assaulted her then took off.

Authorities used a K-9 track and found the suspect.

Neighbors told Ottawa County deputies that they saw the suspect near the victim’s home before and after the invasion. Investigators found that the suspect, a 16-year-old boy, lived near the victim. The suspect and victim did not know each other, deputies said.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries. Her name is being withheld.

The suspect’s name is also being withheld because of his age. Authorities say he cooperated with them. He was charged Wednesday with a count of first-degree home invasion and attempted criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. He was ordered held in juvenile detention on a $250,000 bond.

The victim’s child was home at the time and was not hurt.

Authorities said there is no other threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 616.738.4000 or submit an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at 1.887.8874.5368.

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