Auburn man accused of sexually assaulting woman while she slept

Jeffrey Gardner

There were terrifying moments for an Auburn woman who woke up to a man sexually assaulting her.

Auburn Police say Jeffrey Gardner sexually abused a women while she was sleeping.

It happened at a home on May 8.

Police say Gardner took off when the woman woke up and realized what was happening. They say he was uncooperative with police and was eventually found and arrested at his work.

Gardner was arraigned in city court and sent to the Cayuga County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.