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Nash County man arrested in rape of woman

Posted February 8
Updated February 9

Authorities said that Omar Montoya, 31, broke into a home on Sage Medows Road in Bailey around 10 p.m. Saturday and assaulted and raped a woman in her 60s.
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— A Nash County man was arrested after police said he broke into the home of a woman and raped her Saturday night.

Authorities said that Omar Montoya, 31, broke into a home on Sage Medows Road in Bailey around 10 p.m. Saturday and assaulted and raped a woman in her 60s.

The woman said that she felt threated by Montoya following the attack and feared he was lingering near her home and would attempt to kill her if she called for help, police said. Authorities said she called police the following morning.

Police said that the victim’s neighbors reported seeing Montoya roaming around the neighborhood late at night, consuming alcohol and driving with children in his car.

Montoya was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offenses, first-degree burglary and first-degree forcible entry.

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 10, 2016
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    Good to see the victim is no longer considered 'elderly'. Still this beast is half her age, and looks mean as a snake. Shouldn't he be charged with drunk driving, also?

  • Ginny Pospisil Feb 9, 2016
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    Hmmm, I don't think the news story was about being elderly. That was secondary to being...... raped.

  • Marcia Locklear-Jacobs Feb 8, 2016
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    Pleezzz, woman in sixties is not elderly. Society is using the word elderly on younger and younger people and that is not a good thing. I was in the job market (with undergrad and 2 grad degrees) after raising my children and received subtle messages that I should be thinking about retiring (at age 52). I assured them that I had 'a few good years left' and still had much to contribute. In 2011, My father fell ill and died 24 hours after he left his hardware store, which he (and my Mom) started and worked his entire life. He had turned 87 twelve days before. I remember jokingly telling him that when he reached 88, I would have to think of him as elderly. He didn't find that funny. He never thought of himself as elderly.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 8, 2016
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    This guy certainly can't be very bright, to hang around, drinking after a violent assault. I hope those kids are okay. What a beast