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.