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Arrest made in rape of 100-year-old-woman

October 10, 2014

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1sueFTy ) the 35-year-old man was being held Friday on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary.

Police have not released the man’s name. 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 people were still in her home.

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

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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