Arrest in Attempted Rape of 83-Year-Old

Career Criminal Charged With Sexually Assaulting 83-Year-Old Bronx Woman 

BRONX- Police have arrested a suspect in the brutal attack of an 83-year-old woman inside her Bronx home.  

Cops say they arrested 51-year-old Gary Mallette, a career criminal, in the attack on an elderly woman inside the Castle Hill Houses. 

Mallette was charged with the following: predatory sex assault, sexually motivated assault, robbery, burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

The attack happened around 12:51 am on March 9. Cops say a man knocked on the elderly woman’s apartment door inside the Castle Hill Houses. When the victim opened her door, the man pushed her inside the apartment. 

The man then proceeded to strike her repeatedly about the body and attempted to rape her. The attacker then stole the victim’s cell phone and jewelry. 

The elderly victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was treated for broken ribs and facial injuries.

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