Pasco County authorities are investigating the sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman. 

  • Woman, 71, raped at New Port Richey home
  • Woman was checking on friend's home when man approached her
  • Deputies: Suspect said his name was "Kevin"

The attack happened Monday at 10 a.m. as the woman was checking on a friend's home in the 7400 block of Heather Street in New Port Richey. 

According to sheriff's deputies, the woman told authorities she was met by a man armed with a gun. The man raped her and then left the home. 

The sheriff's office described the suspect as between 25 and 35 years old, 6-feet tall with a thin goatee, a scar on his right arm and a tattoo on his chest that reads "Dortha."

Deputies said the woman told them that before the suspect ran off, her told her his name was Kevin. Surveillance video from a home captured a person believed to be the suspect leaving the home on Heather Street.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at (727) 847-8102 or contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at  1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or anonymously online at

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.