A brave 88-year-old US pensioner has told her story of how she stopped an attacker in her home from raping her.
The brave woman at the centre of the terrifying ordeal Helen Reynolds from Chester County, Pennsylvania, has revealed to local media that she managed to avoid the brutal and sickening attack by telling her attacker she was infected with HIV.
Mrs Reynolds who was subjected to a three hour ordeal told reporters that she had been tied up and duct taped whilst the perpetrator ransacked her home looking for cash.
However the pensioner went onto reveal that the ruthless thug didn’t stop there as he tore off her clothing and threw her face first onto the bed, in an attempt to perform the brutal attack.
Even though the distraught and horrified pensioner attempted to physically fight him off, she said she had no option but to lie in attempt to frighten him off.
Mrs Reynolds told CBS: “I said to him, Well it’s like this, you might as well know the truth. I have HIV and my husband died from it, which is a lie”.
“When I said that he just walked out of the bedroom. That’s the comment that saved my life.”
The brave pensioner also told of how she managed to escape her restraints once the assailant left the scene, saying “I was able to chew through the tape and alert my nearby neighbour.”
She further explained: “It was all about me and my God and he helped me out.” Speaking about her attacker, Mrs Reynolds said: “I have nothing good to say about him. Nothing at all. Put him in jail, and leave the sucker there.”
Meanwhile local police say they are currently investigating the incident, but as of yet no arrests have been made.
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