Late on a Saturday night a long time ago, a 15-year-old Boca Raton teen was baby-sitting two small neighborhood kids.
Moments after hearing knocks at the front door, the baby sitter turned toward a hallway near the kitchen and faced a man wearing pantyhose over his face and pointing a pistol at her.
“Don’t worry,” the intruder said, before proceeding to rape her in a bedroom. “I won’t hurt you. Don’t scream.”
It was about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, 1976. Almost 36 years to the day after this attack, Boca Raton police accused John MacLean — a notorious burglar and convicted sex offender from Deerfield Beach — of being the man in the disguise.
Now 68, MacLean is in Palm Beach County Jail as he awaits the start of his trial May 11 on two armed sexual battery counts resulting