A Salt Lake woman was sexually abused in a grocery store parking lot Thursday evening.

The woman, 24, was walking to her car in a parking lot at 876 E. Ninth South, about 6:55 p.m. when a man approached her, said he thought she had stolen something and asked if he could check, according to a police report.During the check, the man sexually abused her. There was no indication the assailant was a store employee, according to the report.