Teen pleads guilty to raping 80-year-old woman

Mitchell West
Mitchell West
By Heartland News & AP
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston teenager pleaded guilty to raping an 80-year-old Cape Girardeau woman.
The Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's office says 17-year-old Mitchell West pleaded guilty to forcible rape, first-degree burglary, felony stealing and attempted forcible sodomy.
Prosecutors say West admitted that on November 30th, he knocked on the woman's door, forced his way in and attacked her.
He told the judge he broke into the same home two weeks later, but the victim wasn't there.  A neighbor heard glass break and police captured West after a brief foot chase.
His sentencing is set for April 6th.
He could get 30 years for the crime.