Life Alert Device Helps Save 88-Year-Old NYC Woman From Attack

Life Alert device helps save NYC woman, 88, attacked at home

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Selwyn Worrell, 24, was arrested and charged with rape, sexually motivated assault and burglary, the television station reported.

Police said Worrell was someone the woman knew, WPIX reported. According to police, once Worrell was inside the woman’s Brooklyn home, police said he began choking her and dragged her to the basement, WABC reported.

The victim was wearing her Life Alert device, and it was activated during the attack, which allowed police and first responders to go to her home, WPIX reported. 

Worrell was taken into custody several blocks away, police said. 

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