NC Man Accused Of Raping 95-Year-Old Woman

Wilmington police have arrested a man suspected of raping a 95-year-old woman inside her home in the city's historic district.

The Star-News of Wilmington reported Thursday that 41-year-old Brian Anthony Reavis was arrested Wednesday night. Charges against Reavis include rape, kidnapping and burglary. He is being held on $1 million bond at the New Hanover County jail.

The woman was attacked April 12 as she picked up a newspaper on her front porch.

Police said the man pushed his way inside and demanded money. The woman gave him $20 sitting on a table. Then the man forced her upstairs to get her purse, raped her and beat her, severely injuring her eye.

Neighbors rallied to help the woman after the attack. They distributed hundreds of posters offering a money reward with a police sketch of the suspect.


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  • by Mike on May 2, 2008 at 05:42 PM
    This is SICK,give 10 min. alone with this disgusting waste of oxygen and we wont have to worry with him agin.
  • by smb Location: Grimesland on May 2, 2008 at 05:30 PM
    It's so sad that woman has to live with that the rest of her life. Those are supposed to be your golden years.
  • by Bob D Location: Martin on May 2, 2008 at 04:08 PM
    If Capital was to come back in effect the crime rate would drop out big time. This thing needs to be put away were the rats will bite on him. Folks this is about as sorry as you can get.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    It's very sickening to hear of a such thing. When this sick individual is sentence he will become someone girlfriend while locked up.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on May 2, 2008 at 08:16 AM
    An "eye for and eye, and a tooth for a tooth" sounds good to me!
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2008 at 06:43 AM
    woo hoo..... i agree with david
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on May 1, 2008 at 08:33 PM
    There are no word that i could say to the elderly woman. My grandma has been gone 11 years. And I have always always been one of those people who wouldn't say "i would do this or i would do that" because you don't know what you would do in someone elses shoes. But i do believe if it had been my grandma, and my family could have gotten to the man first they would have found him in a field stinking.
  • by angela Location: rocky mount on May 1, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    He dont need a bond! He dont deserve a meal. Why allow someone like this to be locked up with free I pray this elderly lady recovery fully.
  • by stupidity on May 1, 2008 at 06:22 PM
    our prayers are with your comfort and security.
  • by Josh Location: wilmington on May 1, 2008 at 04:04 PM
    Someone like this poses a threat to all of us innocent citizens.
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