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Arrest Made in Rape of 100-Year-Old-Woman

Associated Press - October 10, 2014 2:34 pm

Police in Wichita have arrested a suspect in the rape of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home.

The Wichita Eagle reports the 35-year-old man was being held Friday in the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary.

Police have not released the man’s name. But jail and court records list him as a Wichita resident multiple convictions for burglary and theft.

The woman, who lives alone, told police she was awakened the night of Sept. 29 by two intruders. She walked to a neighbor’s house around 7:15 a.m. the next day to say there were still people in the home.

Police Capt. Troy Livingston described the victim as a strong and brave woman who is being cared for by her family.