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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 16-year-old is facing several charges in connection with the rape of an 83-year-old woman.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Robert Lamar McFadden Thursday afternoon and charged him with rape, kidnapping and breaking and entering.

Police say McFadden attacked the woman while she was sitting on the porch of her apartment at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

The woman told police the teen forced her inside her apartment and raped her.

I was sad. I had to cry about that because what was done to her it wasn't meant to be, said resident Mary White.

White, Alex Harrison and Bescen Caldwell have lived at Mayfield Memorial Apartments on Day Break Drive in north Charlotte for a combined total of 40 years. They say it's always been a quiet place.

They should hang him because it's wrong to mess with elderly people, Caldwell said.

McFadden was arrested when officers responded to a break-in call on Osage Circle Thursday afternoon.

He is being held in Mecklenburg County Jail.

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