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August 26, 2013

Rape victim survived 'horrific' attack, police say

Teen charged with attack on 93-year-old



Her youngest daughter, Tresa Hale, said she felt "disgust" when she received a call from her brother about the attack. It was "nothing I expected in a million years," she noted as she recalled that phone conversation.

Rudolf, surrounded by her children and grandchildren Monday, was thankful to police for their quick work and to her family, who were her strength.

"I didn't think I would live long enough to see who did it," she said, "but I'm happy it turned out the way it is right now."

"Our main focus was for her to overcome this, and we're a strong family, we're a big family, and we have each other's backs," Hale said. "And she is doing wonderfully under the circumstances. I do want to say this, she's courageous, she's brave, she's strong and she is our hero. She really is our hero." 

Because of her mother's strength and the Anderson Police Department's work, she said, the attacker "will be off the streets now, hopefully forever, and that's one less criminal Anderson and the world will have to worry about." 

"May God help him. Judgment day will come for him," Hale said. "I don't know what's going to happen with the case, that's in the hands of the prosecutor now. I just know in my heart that when, if, he lives a life in prison, I hope it will be terrifying for him. I can't help but say that. And I know when his judgment day comes, I want him to be terrified when the devil comes to take him." 

On Monday, Crenshaw said he was thankful to the community for their assistance and support — "this case has really touched their hearts" — and the work of his officers. 

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