Deputies investigating possible rape of elderly woman

Cary Ashby • Mar 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Detectives with the Huron County Sheriff's Office are investigating the possible rape of an 89-year-old rural Willard woman.

The woman was admitted to Mercy Willard Hospital on March 8 and discharged to The Willows in Willard five days later.

On Tuesday, Detective Rich Larson spoke with Nikita McCann, of Huron County Adult Protective Services. McCann said the elderly woman went to the hospital and the victim had bruises on her arms, legs and back, according to the detective's report.

"Nikita said this could be a rape," Larson also wrote in his report.

Authorities suspect the incident happened at the woman's home.

"It should be noted that this incident was not reported to Human Services or the sheriff's office until March 25, 2014," Larson said in his report.

Larson and Detective Kayla Zander went to The Willows to meet with staff members Wednesday.

The case remains under investigation.

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