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Man wanted in Mount Olive rape arrested in N.Y.

Posted July 28, 2010 4:01 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2010 6:00 p.m. EDT

— A man wanted in the rape of an elderly Mount Olive woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon in upstate New York, authorities said.

Arrest warrants have been issued charging Romeo Rosinos Villatoro, 32, with two counts each of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree burglary.

A woman was attacked early Sunday inside her home, authorities said. She was treated at Duplin General Hospital and released.

Duplin County deputies and Satte Bureau of Investigation agents were expected to fly to New York in the next few days to return Villatoro to North Carolina.