A 70-year-old Salt Lake County woman was sexually assaulted in her home early Wednesday, a sheriff's report said.

The woman told deputies she was sleeping in her home in the area of Seventh East and 37th South and was awakened by a man sexually assaulting her.

She fought and kicked him, which persuaded him to flee, according to the report.

The assailant was described as dark-complexioned, wearing white shorts and a white shirt.