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Jun 6, 2014 8:34 PM by katc

Opelousas Man Accused of Raping Elderly Woman

An Opelousas man is behind bars, accused of raping an elderly woman multiple times. Opelousas police say around 10:00 a.m. Friday, an 83-year-old woman told them she was asleep last night when she was awakened by a man lying in her bed, at a home on W. Cherry Street in Opelousas. The woman told police he raped her several times throughout the night. When the man, identified by the first name of Karl, fell asleep, the woman told police she ran out of her home. When officers were notified about the rape, they say the suspect was still in the home. Officers say when they went into the home, 31-year-old Karl Shelvin was asleep in the victim's bed.

Shelvin was arrested and booked on Home Invasion and Aggravated Rape charges. He will go before a judge Monday.

Police say Shelvin was arrested April 9th for allegedly trespassing, after the same victim reported he had been lurking on her property.

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