Man Convicted In Rape Of Elderly, Disabled Woman

A man charged with raping a disabled 67 year-old woman after breaking into her house, has been found guilty and is headed to prison.

A Duplin County jury found 25 year-old Alexander Newkirk of Chinquapin guilty of second degree rape and first degree burglary.

Newkirk was sentenced to up to 24 years.

Prosecutors say Newkirk broke into the woman's home in March of 2008. She was disabled from a fall.

DNA evidence linked Newkirk to the scene.

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