Man sentenced to 10 years for repeatedly attacking 86-year-old

Man sentenced to 10 years for repeatedly attacking 86-year-old

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A judge sentence a man to 10 years in prison for trying to rape an 86-year-old woman.

According to Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich, 39-year-old Andre Brassel pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated rape and aggravated burglary in the January 2013 incident.

Weirich said Brassel broke into the woman's home on South Third Street through a bedroom window. He then tried to rape the woman several times. He stole $20 from her purse before leaving.

Police gathered DNA evidence and determined Brassel was responsible for the assault.

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