An East Central City woman told police she awoke from a nap Monday to discover a man on top of her attacking her.

The victim had taken the day off from work because she was sick and was sleeping on the couch in the front room of her home near 700 South and 600 East. About 4:40 p.m., she suddenly awoke to find a man on top of her attempting to sexually molest her, a Salt Lake police report states.The woman said she began screaming and fighting her attacker and in the struggle she fell to the floor. The man got on top of her again and covered her mouth with his hand when she started to scream. He then left through the front door, the report states. The victim ran across the street and called police.

Officers believe the suspect had been in the apartment complex earlier posing as a potential renter. Police have a possible identification.