updated 5/10/2009 11:28:13 AM ET 2009-05-10T15:28:13

Authorities in Michigan say a man posing as a home health care worker sexually assaulted a 97-year-old woman.

Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said the man assaulted the woman Friday after using an open door wall to enter her ground-level apartment in the Detroit suburb of Harrison Township.

Hackel tells The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens and WXYZ-TV that the man was about 50 to 60 years old. He said the attacker told the woman he was a caregiver and was there to give her a massage.

Harrison Township is about 20 miles northeast of Detroit.

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