Payback: 89-year old Pleads Not Guilty to Rape

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - An elderly rape suspect went before a judge Thursday.

89-year-old Jolly B. Smith is accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a blind woman over several months.

The 32-year old victim, who's also mentally handicapped, told a mental health counselor that the attacks happened between last June and this March.

Smith - who turns 90 on May 23rd - is facing 18 charges.

By phone - Smith said, "I didn't do that. Listen the lady made the charges up to get back at the family."

A relative of Smith's apparently just recently evicted the accuser's mother.

He has pleaded not guilty to rape, gross sexual imposition and kidnapping charges. Judge Steven Terry set Smith's bond at $10,000.

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