NC man charged with raping elderly disabled woman, stealing her underwear

- A North Carolina man is accused of raping and strangling a 68-year-old disabled woman.

Michael Brooks Jr, 44, of Stern, was arrested in Raleigh Monday on charges of first-degree forcible rape, felony assault by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping, felony assault on handicapped person, and misdemeanor larceny, WNCN reports.

Brooks is accused of strangling the woman until she lost consciousness and then forcibly raping her. He also stole the woman's underwear, according to an arrest warrant.

The woman is said to have suffered serious injuries from the strangulation, including bleeding from the eyes, according to WRAL

Brooks is being held in the Wake County Detention Center under $1.5 million bond. 

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