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Police seek man wanted for breaking into home, sexually assaulting woman in her sleep

Justin Harris, 28
Justin Harris, 28 (Courtesy YPSO)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a man they believe broke into a home and assaulted a woman in her sleep.

Police responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Old Williamsburg Road for a report of a sexual assault, according to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

After investigation, police determined a man, believed to be Justin Harris, entered the home while the woman was asleep then sexually assaulted her, police said.

There are active warrants out for Harris’ arrest, police said.

Harris is 28 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, about 185 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair.

He has ties to York County and Gloucester, police said.

Harris has no criminal record in York County or Williamsburg-James City County, according to circuit and general district court case records. He is also not listed in the Virginia State Police sex offender registry.

If you have information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the York County Facebook Tip Line 757 890-4999.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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