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A woman, believed to be in her eighties, yesterday fought off a would-be rapist who attacked her at her  home in Castries North according to the St Lucia Times.

A distraught relative of the woman said the would-be victim reported  sitting on her porch with the front door to the house open, when a young man came up the steps, grabbed her hand and demanded that she go with him to the bedroom.

According to the relative, the man told the senior citizen that she was not “too old for that.”

However the Times was told that the woman resisted and her assailant eventually abandoned his attempt and left.
The traumatized victim has since moved out of the house and is staying with relatives.

The incident, which reportedly occurred during the mid afternoon on Friday, has been reported to the police.

Meanwhile Women’s and child rights advocate Catherine Sealys has weighed in on the development, challenging the new government to make good on the promises they made while in Opposition.

She has singled out Dr Gail Rigobert who was vocal on the issue at the height of a rape scourage ahead of the June 6th general election

No arrests have been made in connection to the latest attack
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