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.