Post-assault, woman staying positive, looking forward to Colts season
Amelia Rudolf, 93, praises police response
Last Updated: 104 days ago
ANDERSON, Ind. - A 93-year-old woman spoke out Monday at a news conference announcing the arrest of her suspected attacker.
Amelia Rudolf, 93, and several of her family members were present for the Anderson Police Department's announcement.
RTV6 does not usually identify victims of sexual assault, but Rudolf and her family opted to attend and participate in the news conference Monday afternoon.
Rudolf said she is grateful for the police response to her assault.
"If it wasn’t for the police department, I don’t know what I would have done," she said. "I didn't think I would live long enough to see who did it, but I'm happy it turned out the way it is now."
Rudolf said she wonders about how the suspect ended up where he is now.
"I was just kind of wondering how he was brought up, if his parents didn’t teach him to do right, you know what I mean," she said.
Rudolf's daughter, Tresa Hale, also spoke at the news conference and shared her thoughts on the suspect.
"If he lives a life in prison, I just hope it will be terrifying for him," Hale said. "I can't help but say that. I know when his judgment day comes… I want him to be terrified when the devil comes to take him."
Rudolf has been staying with family since the assault, but she hopes to be back in her own home soon.
"I would like to go back, because it's the house that my husband built for me and my family, and I've been happy there all my life until just now," she said. "They keep telling me to take my time and think about it."
Rudolf said she is feeling positive and is looking forward to Colts season.
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