Man accused of raping 72-year-old woman sent to ER after severe beating


Jacorey Thomas

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VICKSBURG, Miss. — A man accused of raping a 72-year-old woman was assaulted by another inmate in jail and had to be taken to the emergency room.

According to WLBT, 20-year-old Jacorey Thomas was charged last weekend in the rape and robbery of a 72-year-old Vicksburg woman.

Warren County (Miss.) Sheriff Martin Pace said Thomas was assaulted in the Warren County Jail by another inmate. Thomas was taken to River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg and was later transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

As of Wednesday evening, Thomas was being treated in the emergency room at UMMC, according to WLBT.

There was no word on Thomas’ condition.

In addition to being sexually assaulted, the woman’s home was ransacked and cash was taken.

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