The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Cops, courts and fires

August 26, 2013

Rape victim survived 'horrific' attack, police say

Teen charged with attack on 93-year-old



While Taylor, who was enrolled in Anderson Community Schools, didn't live far from Rudolf in the 3600 block of Burton Place, Crenshaw said, police haven't yet discovered a motive behind the attack. The suspect hasn't given them much to go off, he added.

Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said Taylor is no stranger to law enforcement as a juvenile offender, having been in trouble as young as age 10. As of Monday evening, Taylor had not been appointed an attorney and calls to his family were not returned.

The Herald Bulletin does not usually identify rape victims, but Rudolf identified herself at the news conference, surrounded by her family.

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