Boy, 16, is accused of the attempted rape of a 91-year-old woman after breaking into her home in the middle of the night
- Court hears teen tried to rape sleeping 91 year old after breaking into her home
- Elderly victim allegedly awoke to find boy on top of her, forcing himself on her
- Accused fled through a broken window as victim screamed, Adelaide court told
- Teenager allegedly left a trail of blood behind him as he made his escape
A 16 year old boy (pictured) tried to rape a 91 year old woman after breaking into her home in the middle of the night, an Adelaide court has been told.
A 16 year old boy tried to rape a 91 year old woman after breaking into her home in the middle of the night, an Adelaide court has been told.
The teenager is alleged to have smashed his way into the single storey home in Adelaide’s south-west around midnight last Thursday.
He found the elderly lady asleep in bed and then forced himself on her, Adelaide Youth Court was told.
When she woke up and started screaming, he fled through a broken window and left a trail of blood behind him, it was alleged.
The teenager was arrested in Adelaide’s southern suburbs on Saturday afternoon by Special Crime Investigation detectives.
The court heard the victim, from the city’s Edwardstown suburb, is now said to be living in fear with family members after the attack.
The teenager can’t be named for legal reasons because of his age but the judge also banned the media from the hearing, said Seven News.
His lawyer asked the magistrate to prohibit key details of the case being revealed which would cause undue embarrassment to the accused’s family, he said.
Friends and relatives of the accused left the court with their faces obscured and refusing to talk to the media.
A bid for the teen to be freed to return to live with his family in a small South Australian country town was blocked by the court because of the seriousness of the charges.
Court documents revealed the teenager has a history of trespass offences. He was remanded in custody and is due back in court in two weeks.