Courts & Crime

Teen accused of raping 83-year-old charged in Charlotte

A teenager who police say broke into a northern Charlotte home and raped an 83-year- old woman Wednesday night was arrested after police were called about a break-in around the corner 16 hours later.

Robert Lamar McFadden, 16, was in Mecklenburg Jail on Thursday night, charged with rape, kidnapping, two counts of breaking and entering and one count of breaking into a car.

The 83-year-old called police around 10 p.m. Wednesday and said the teen forced her inside her apartment and raped her.

She lives in northern Charlotte, west of North Graham Street and north of Interstate 85.

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