Police are searching for a 52-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted his 63-year-old sister while she was asleep at her home in Maraval on Saturday night.

Police said the victim reported that at about 9.40 pm, she was asleep at her mother’s house at Upper Paramin when she was awakened by a burning sensation in her vagina.

She said she saw her brother with his fingers inside her vagina.

When she raised an alarm, the woman said the suspect pulled out his hand from inside her trouser pants and stood atthe side of her bed.

The police were subsequently called in but the suspect had already fled the scene.

Police said the man, when arrested, can be charged with grievous sexual assault.