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

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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 5:01 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (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 35-year-old man was being held Friday in the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary. He's expected to be charged next week.

Police have not released the Wichita man's name, but say he's a known gang member with an extensive burglary record.

Police Capt. Troy Livingston says he was in custody for burglary when the sex crimes unit was alerted that he was a known burglar in the area. Livingston says forensic evidence linked him to the rape.

The woman, who lives alone, told police she was awakened the night of Sept. 29 by intruders.

Livingston described the victim as a strong and brave woman.