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Orange man guilty of assaulting women in his home

Posted September 1, 2011 12:31 p.m. EDT
Updated September 1, 2011 12:44 p.m. EDT

— An Orange County man was sentenced last week to prison after being convicted of attacking two women in a home near Chapel Hill last year.

A jury found Larry Johnson Edwards, 61, of 16 Alston Drive, guilty in the attacks, and a judge sentenced him to two consecutive prison terms of 86 to 113 months.

One woman was beaten with a crutch so badly that the crutch broke, and the second woman was beaten with a foot stool, authorities said. Both women were sexually assaulted.

Investigators said Edwards used drugs to lure women to his home. Crack cocaine and other drugs were seized during a March 2010 search of the house.