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Kinston man accused of sexually assaulting 91-year-old woman

Posted April 27, 2012 9:41 a.m. EDT
Updated April 29, 2012 1:38 p.m. EDT

— Police arrested a 40-year-old Kinston man Thursday and charged him with sexually assaulting a 91-year-old woman.

Walter Donell McCray, of 805 Edwards Ave., exposed his genitals near the woman, put his hands on her shoulders and would not allow her to stand up, according to authorities.

A neighbor across the street came out of her house and yelled at McCray, who ran away, according to police.

Authorities obtained warrants for McCray's arrest on Wednesday, and he turned himself in Thursday afternoon. He was charged with sexual battery, indecent exposure and false imprisonment and was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $1,500 secured bond.

McCray was convicted of misdemeanor indecent exposure in Lenoir County in 2007, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He has 15 total convictions, including habitual felon, breaking and entering and common-law robbery, and has spent nearly seven years behind bars since 1989.