Man convicted of raping, beating elderly woman

Stephen Scott
Stephen Scott

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – A Baldwin County jury has convicted a man of beating and raping a deaf elderly woman.

The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office said it took a jury 20 minute to convict Stephen Jerome Scott, who was 19-years-old at the time.

Officials said Scott broke into the woman’s house, then beat, choked and raped her. Police said Scott only lived about a block away from the victim.

Authorities said the victim told them she recognized her attacker.

Scott will be sentenced in October.

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