South Alabama man, 21, convicted of raping elderly deaf woman

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BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A south Alabama man has been convicted of raping a deaf, elderly woman and is scheduled to be sentenced in late October. reports ( ) a jury convicted Stephen Scott of Foley of rape and first degree burglary after about 20 minutes of deliberations Thursday.

Assistant Baldwin County District Attorney Teresa Heinz says the then 77-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside her home in Foley in May of 2012.

Heinz says Scott, who was 19-years-old at the time, was accused of breaking into the victim's home by ripping a screen on the back door of her house and unfastening a latch on the door.

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