REPORT: A legally blind 93-year-old woman was able to pull an alarm and summon help from neighbors as a stranger battered and then sexually assaulted her in her apartment, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
About 2:30 a.m. Monday, the woman had taken trash to the receptacle at the end of her hall and was surprised by Clyde Alvims Leandre, 22, of Delray Beach, according to Detective Ian Kuechler…
“In her condition, with sight issues and she is technically, legally blind, she knew where to reach for that cord when she was forced upon that bed,” Kuechler said during a press conference Monday at the Broward Sheriff’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
The alarm, her cries for help as well as the light drew the attention of three neighbors who entered the apartment through its unlocked front door, Kuechler wrote in his report.
“Initially some of the other residents of the building attempted to subdue the subject,” the detective said. “However, they basically explained that he seemed to have about the strength of 10 men and was oblivious to them being in the room. He continued to grasp on to the female victim and restrained her in her bedroom.”