Man charged for alleged rape at senior living center

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A 28-year-old man is accused of preying on a 68-year-old woman living in a senior living apartment complex in Muskegon.  

The alleged sexual assault happened nearly a year ago, but prosecutors tell 24 Hour News 8 that they now have a suspect in Custody. 

Police say this incident is the rarest kind of sexual assault – rape committed by a complete stranger.  

 “These are the folks we should fear the most, those that are actually out looking for a victim, in particular in this instance, a very vulnerable victim,” said Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson.  

The alleged assault happened at the Hickory Village Apartments, a senior living facility where crime is almost unheard of, situated along Quarterline Road near Apple Avenue.  

Muskegon Police say on Sept. 20, 2017, the woman awoke around 4 a.m. and was on her porch when she was approached by a man she had never seen before.  

After talking briefly, the man grabbed her around the neck and told her not to make a sound or he would harm her, according to the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office.  

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