Accused Rapist Back in North Carolina

JUNE 14, 2006 -- The man Pender County detectives say is responsible for raping an elderly woman is Atkinson is now back in North Carolina.

Antonio McAllister, 37, is charged with raping a 78-year-old woman last summer in her home on Slocum Trail in Atkinson.

McAllister was being held in a jail in Florida, but he returned to Pender County Wednesday night. McAllister will make his first court appearance Friday.

Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith says the victim has since moved out of her home and out of Atkinson. He calls the rape one of the worst crimes ever in Pender County.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer