CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - An elderly rape suspect went before a judge Thursday.
89-year-old Jolly B. Smith is accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a blind woman over several months.
The 32-year old victim, who's also mentally handicapped, told a mental health counselor that the attacks happened between last June and this March.
Smith - who turns 90 on May 23rd - is facing 18 charges.
He claims the woman made the story up to get back at his family. A relative of Smith's apparently just recently evicted the accuser's mother.
He has pleaded not guilty to rape, gross sexual imposition and kidnapping charges. Judge Steven Terry set Smith's bond at $10,000.
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