UPDATE: Man gets 25 years for sex assault of elderly woman

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Suspect charged with nine counts


TEMPE -- County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced today that Graham Bussi Gravely (DOB 10/2/56), has been sentenced to 25 years in prison plus lifetime probation for the July 20, 2008 sexual assault of a 73-year-old Tempe woman.

On February 5, 2009, Gravely pled guilty to 5 felony counts:

Sexual Assault, a class 2 felony

Attempted Sexual Assault, a class 3 felony

3 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class 3 felonies


TEMPE -- Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced Thursday that Graham Gravely has been indicted in connection with the July 20 robbery and sexual assault of an elderly woman in Tempe.

Gravely was indicted on one count of sexual assault, one count of attempted sexual assault, two counts of burglary, one count of kidnapping, one count of robbery, one count of theft, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, and one count of preventing use of telephone in an emergency.


TEMPE - A suspect accused of breaking into an elderly woman's home, robbing her and raping her is behind bars.

Two weeks after the attack police believe they found their man.

Graham Gravely, 41, was arrested Saturday in Rocky Point. He is now in Maricopa County being booked on serious criminal charges. Police say Gravely broke into a 73-year-old woman's home, sexually assaulted her and stole her credit cards.

Tempe police immediately solicited the help of Mesa and Phoenix police, along with the FBI and U.S. Marshal's. Financial tracking technology then led investigators to an ATM surveillance video, where police say Gravely used the victim's card.

Further investigating led police to believe their suspect had crossed the border and that is where they found him, in Rocky Point, Mexico.

Now police are considering DNA evidence and looking at whether or not Gravely can be linked to any other crimes.

He faces charges of sexual assault, burglary and kidnapping although more charges could be pending.