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Teen girl brutally beaten in burglary at Great Neck home

A teenage girl was sedated in the hospital after being assaulted during a violent burglary at her Great Neck home, Nassau County police detectives said Wednesday.

During the attack, she suffered bruises to her face, a fractured nose and "significant facial trauma" in the late-night burglary, said police spokesman Det. Sgt. Anthony Repalone.

Investigating detectives have made no arrests in the case, nor have they been able to fully interview the girl because of her medical condition, said Det. Lt. Keechant Sewell, commanding officer of the Sixth Detectives Squad, based in Manhasset.

"We weren't really able to speak to her very much at all," Sewell said, adding that detectives were still trying to figure out what, if anything, had been stolen from the home during the burglary.

Repalone said investigators would conduct the interview when the victim becomes "a little bit more coherent."

The burglary occurred between 9 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sewell said. The 15-year-old girl had been staying with relatives because her parents were in Florida. She was dropped off back at the one-story house some time before she was assaulted. The parents returned home, found their daughter and called police, Sewell said.

The person or people who broke into the home are still at large, police said.

Police say they are not making public the girl's name or address for her protection.

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