- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has been jailed and charged as an adult with raping, stabbing and robbing an 83-year-old woman after knocking on her door and asking to use the phone.

Honesdale-based state police say Azaiah Williams, of Tobyhanna, attacked the woman on Sept. 24, but he was not charged until Thursday after police say they found her credit card on him and he acknowledge the attack in a police interview.

Williams didn’t comment after his arraignment Thursday and his public defender didn’t immediately return a call.

Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards says the woman remains in a medically induced coma at Pocono Medical Center.

Police say Williams acknowledged knocking on people’s doors to harass them, and said he attacked the woman when she answered the door holding a knife.

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