CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated details of the offense. Wichita police said the woman was assaulted sometime between 9 p.m. Sept. 29 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 30. They did not say how long an intruder or intruders were in the woman’s home or give the time she awakened and discovered them.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault last week of a 100-year-old woman, Wichita police said Friday.
The man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary, Wichita police Capt. Troy Livingston said.
Police would not name the man, but jail and police records identified him as Kasey Nesbitt of Wichita. He was arrested Monday in connection with a separate burglary case, jail records show.
Nesbitt was arrested Thursday in connection with the woman’s rape and the burglary of her home. He was in custody at the jail at the time, records show.
Kansas Department of Corrections records show Nesbitt has been in and out of prison since 2000, mostly on burglary and theft convictions. He was released in January 2013.
The assault occurred overnight on Monday and Tuesday of last week, Livingston said. The woman walked to a neighbor’s house at about 7:15 a.m. Sept. 30 and told the neighbor there were people inside her house in the 800 block of South Crestway.
“She’s a strong and brave woman who was able to give us information,” Livingston said of the victim.
“She seems to be doing fine, and her family is taking care of her.”
Police soon had a suspect, but waited to make an arrest while they collected more evidence, police said.
The woman, who lives alone, said she was awakened by the intruders inside her house, police said. One or more burglars forced their way inside through a back door.
Investigators are still trying to determine whether any property was taken.
“This case was harder for our detectives to even grasp, not just the detectives on the case but all the detectives,” Livingston said.
“They were all pretty shocked by this.”