A Maryland man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted rape and robbery of an elderly woman in Baltimore County. The defendant, age 50, is accused of perpetrating the violent crimes against a 98-year-old woman in Rodgers Ford. Authorities say that the defendant is accused of convincing the woman to allow him into her home by posing as a repair worker. At that point, he allegedly assaulted and robbed the victim.
The man had reportedly come to the woman’s home twice in the same day. At first, the woman rebuffed him and said she was not interested in his services. Hours later, he returned, and the woman allowed him inside the home. He allegedly threw the woman to the floor, committed the robbery and attempted to rape the elderly woman after the victim asked him to leave her house.
The woman suffered a broken hip in the attack. She reportedly used her medical alert device to notify authorities about the incident. At first, officers thought that the woman had only suffered an injury. Shortly thereafter, though, the woman relayed the entire story, and the defendant’s photograph was released to the public. The man was arrested just one day after his picture was publicized through local media outlets.
The defendant in this case is being held without bail. This situation indicates the seriousness of his alleged crime. A judge in the case decided that the man should not be released back into the public because of the nature of the alleged violations. News reports have not indicated when the man will face additional hearings for entering a plea in the case.
Source: CBS Baltimore, “Man Arrested For Attempted Rape, Robbery & Assault Of 98-Year-Old Woman” Monique Griego, Apr. 30, 2014