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Falls man indicted in alleged rape try

LOCKPORT – A man who allegedly broke into a Niagara Falls home July 3 and tried to rape a 67-year-old woman was arraigned on a five-count indictment Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

Anthony Brinson Jr., 59, of Niagara Avenue in the Falls, pleaded not guilty to second-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, attempted first-degree rape, attempted first-degree criminal sexual act and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Police said at the time that Brinson attacked the woman over a three-hour period, choked her and threatened to kill her. The woman saw that the assailant had dropped two identification cards on the floor, one a credit card and the other a welfare benefit card with his photo on it, and she kicked them under the bed. The evidence led to Brinson’s arrest July 7.