A man convicted of brutally raping an elderly woman will spend decades behind bars.

John Vega, of Slatington, has been sentenced to 30 to 64 years in state prison.

Police say Vega attacked a 77-year-old woman inside her Schnecksville home back in 2008.

He was found guilty in August.

Vega is also accused of raping elderly women in Northampton and Carbon counties.