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Christmas day rape: Three men arrested

2012-12-30 00:30:13

Three Philadelphia teenagers have been arrested after forcing their way into a woman's car on Christmas Day and driving around for hours as they beat and raped her, reports Philly.com.

Kewon Matthews and Kevin Jones, both 17, were arrested at a friend's home after police were called to the residence by his mother.

Merchandise the teens had stolen from the victim was visible in the home when the officers arrived and they gave the name of the third man, Brehon Rawlings, 19, who was found hiding in the bathtub at his home.

All three men were charged as adults with "kidnapping, rape, robbery and related offenses and were being held on $500,000 bail each."

Details:

About 11:40 p.m. Christmas night, the 22-year-old victim was in her Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of George's Water Ice, at Grace and Marshall roads, waiting for her boyfriend to come out of a nearby bar, when three men - one of whom had a gun - forced their way into her vehicle, Chitwood said.

They made the woman move to the back seat and drove her around Philadelphia for hours, police said. One by one, the men took turns in the back seat forcing the victim to perform sex acts, even after she repeatedly vomited on them, according to court documents.

The men also hit her and robbed her of her Coach purse, a wallet, a car stereo, a cellphone, a camera, a GPS, a ruby ring, a diamond necklace, a bracelet and her insurance and registration paperwork, according to police.

After going through her belongings, the men realized that the woman had a 2-year-old daughter, and they threatened her life and the child's life if she said anything to authorities. They then parked the car at Long Lane near Marshall Road, told the woman they would throw the keys under the car and fled on foot, Chitwood said.

After waiting several minutes, the woman got out of the car, grabbed her keys from underneath and drove to her boyfriend's house. Together, they went to the police station around 5:30 a.m.

"These guys are truly, truly animals," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "This is the kind of crime that shocks the public consciousness."

Source: newsone.com

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