Handyman Accused of Rape Held on Bond
Posted April 14, 1997
ROCKY MOUNT — A handyman charged with the sexual assault of an elderly Rocky Mount woman is being held on $1 million bond. Police believe Danny O'Neal knew the victim.
He had worked for the 69-year-old victim prior to this past weekend's assault. Richardson allegedly raped and beat the woman in her home Saturday, before dumping her in a wooded area.
The crime has others in the area on edge. Neighbor Wade Boyette says no one feels safe.
The victim is expected to recover physically.