MARYLAND

Paul Earnest Howard Jr. charged with attempted rape, assault of 98-year-old woman

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore County Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they say tried to rape a 98-year-old woman in her home.

Officers said Tuesday that they had obtained a warrant charging 50-year-old Paul Earnest Howard Jr. of no fixed address with attempted rape, assault and theft.

Police say firefighters went to the woman's home on Saturday for a medical alert alarm. The woman was found lying on the floor.

Investigators say a man had knocked on the home's back door and asked to come inside. Police say the woman let him in.

Anyone with information about Howard is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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