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Man sentenced to more than 81 years in attack on elderly Rodgers Forge woman
Man sentenced to more than 81 years in attack on elderly Rodgers Forge woman

A man who was convicted of conning his way into the home of a 98-year-old woman Rodgers Forge and assaulting her was sentenced Friday to more than eight decades in prison. Paul Earnest Howard Jr., 51, was sentenced to 81-and-a-half years by Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert Cahill Jr., according to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office. In April,Howard was acquitted of charges he tried to rape and kill the woman. However, he was convicted of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, theft and false imprisonment, Prosecutors alleged that in April 2014, Howard posed as a worker who could fix the woman's roof. She gave him a $40 check, thinking he would go...

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