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88-year-old woman talks herself out of being raped by lying and telling attacker she has HIV

By Mason White 11:05 AM March 5, 2017
Helen Reynolds
Helen Reynolds
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A clever elderly woman managed to fight off her would be rapist.

88-year-old Helen Reynolds of Pennsylvania, said that she managed to talk herself out being sexually assaulted after she lied about being HIV positive.

Reynolds was in her apartment in Parkesburg, when a man posed as her apartment complex worker and walked into her home.

The man then attacked her, and used duct tape to cover her eyes and face before stuffing a piece in her mouth.

The man then took $40 from her purse and was about to rape her. Reynolds managed to speak despite being gagged.

Reynolds said that she came up with a lie that saved her from being raped. She told the man: “I have HIV and my husband died from it.”

The man then walked out and left her home.