Elderly Sexual Assault Victim Thankful to Survive

Woman beaten, sexually assaulted in Woodbridge home

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A 79-year-old woman who was brutally attacked in her Woodbridge home last week said her attacker threatened to kill her.

The victim was on the phone with her nephew on Jan. 6 when a man broke into her home. The nephew alerted police.

The intruder beat and sexually assaulted the woman. She was hospitalized for days and said she feels fortunate to have survived.

Andy Ralston was arrested. He faces multiple charges, including burglary with the intent to commit rape.

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