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The man accused of raping an elderly woman in New York's Central Park frightened people for years in his tiny West Virginia hometown, where a neighbor says residents were so terrified after his release from prison last year they bought guns to protect themselves.
"We want something to be done so he doesn't hurt anyone else," she said, "but he's done enough damage to the family already."
"In a social setting, when there's alcohol involved, he will tell you anything," she told The Associated Press. "He bragged to me and some of our friends at different times that he had murdered two people."