- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) - A prosecutor has filed rape and other charges against a 42-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly suburban Indianapolis woman.

Johnson County Prosecutor Bradley Cooper says Ira Link of Beech Grove was formally charged Thursday with two counts of rape, burglary and confinement with a repeat sexual offender enhancement. Cooper says the charges carry a maximum penalty of 57 years in prison upon conviction.

The victim told a detective that Link knocked on her door Saturday and then forced his way inside before beating and raping her and threatening her life.

Court documents say Link was arrested after his mother called police to report he had confessed to raping an elderly woman in Greenwood.

Online court records list no attorney for Link who might comment on the charges.

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