Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World News

Boy, 16, arrested for 'raping two women in brutal attacks that have shaken small Arizona community'

Police say the suspect entered an apartment in the Camden San Paloma apartment complex through an unlocked patio door

Boy, 16, arrested for ‘raping two women in brutal attacks that rocked a small Arizona community’

  • Police were led to suspect from a tip-off within the local community
  • The suspect’s DNA was already in the police database due to a criminal past
  • Both incidents involve
  • The boy is not named as it is still unclear whether he should be tried as an adult or a minor
  • to attack women in their homes
  • Police previously exonerated a 22-year-old man in connection with the crimes

[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 fake fake fake FR-FR X-NONE X-NONE Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 A Scottsdale, Arizona teenager has been arrested for allegedly raping two women, including a neighbor who lives in his apartment building.

DNA evidence linked the 16-year-old boy to the assaults, which happened a week apart on October 18 and 24, police said.

The boy’s name has not been released as he is a minor and it has not yet been determined whether he will be tried as an adult.

Police say the suspect entered an apartment in the Camden San Paloma apartment complex through an unlocked patio door

Police say the suspect entered an apartment in the Camden San Paloma apartment complex through an unlocked patio door

He is being held for sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary, and police believe he may be linked to other crimes in the area, according to a local Arizona TV station, KPHO SCS 5.

Police were led to the suspect through a tip from the Scottsdale community, according to Sgt. Mark Clark of the Scottsdale Police Department.

The suspect’s DNA was already in the police department’s database because he has a criminal history that includes crimes related to those for which he is currently being held.

Authorities have not provided any further details about the boy’s past crimes.

They said DNA testing was underway, with police collecting additional samples from the suspect’s home through a search warrant.

DNA samples on file have already been linked to both assaults.

Victims of the rapes could not identify the boy from a list of suspects, but police say there are some similarities between his appearance and a composite sketch of the suspect that was drawn using the description of the first victim of his attacker.

In both attacks, the attacker entered the first floor apartments through the unlocked patio doors of the women who live alone.

In the first attack, which occurred at 11 p.m. on October 18, the attacker entered an apartment naked and raped the 49-year-old woman living there, who had just finished showering.

He then fled, still without clothes. The second assault occurred in an apartment building across the street around 11:30 p.m. on October 24.

The 29-year-old victim was sitting on a sofa by the door in a nightgown when the assailant broke in, police said.

On Thursday, the day before the teenager was arrested by police, authorities exonerated a 22-year-old man who had previously been arrested for the same crimes.

Police said forensic evidence did not match DNA samples taken from the crime scene.

The whole community has been under surveillance as the investigation continues, with police urging residents to keep their doors and windows locked and their blinds drawn.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5ft 7in tall who has an athletic build.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Business

When you apply for a personal loan, lenders first determine your credit score to know how credible and reliable you are. This means that...

Business

Zion Market Research has released a new report that projects the Endotracheal Tube Securement Devices Market: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2025. The year...

Finance

Loans against property are a common option for people needing high-value cash. Given that its interest rates are almost 3% to 4% more than...

Technology

I have never been interested in software development or its career. However, recently while working on a contract law case study, I came across the Forbes...