SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A fourteen year old is in jail accused of raping two women in the same neighborhood.
Police confirm that the suspect is a juvenile and will not release further details because of his age and the nature of the crime.
But according to one of his alleged victims, the fourteen year old was watching her Monday night on her front porch near 300 East and Westminster Street.
“I closed the light and went to bed and didn’t see him out there,” the victim who did not want to be identified told ABC 4 News.
She said he used a knife to tear through her screen and came into her bedroom.
“He said he needed money and then raped me,” the victim said.
But following the sexual attack she said he forced her to drive him to an ATM machine and remove $400 from her account.
“He said that he needed to buy school clothes,” she said. “He said that his mother wasn’t going to buy him any clothes for school.”
After dropping her off at her home he took off running.
But during the ride to the ATM she said that he admitted to raping another woman the day before.
“He said that I was being good and the other woman wasn’t so she had to be punished,” the victim said.
The night before there was a report of another sexual attack near 1800 South and Edison Street.
A few blocks away woman who identified herself as Angel said it was her future daughter-in-law that was raped by “a young black man.”
“Earlier I saw him across the street and he was waving for me to come over,” Angel said. “I didn’t and all he asked was if I knew where Shawn lived. But I never heard of anyone named Shawn in our neighborhood.”
Angel said a short while later her son’s fiancée went outside with the family puppy.
“She said that he came up from behind her and put a knife on her throat,” Angel said.
The woman was taken into the backyard of an empty house where Angel said she was raped.
But police got a break. While at the ATM the teen removed the bandana from his face and exposed his face to the surveillance cameras.
The first victim said police used that photo and canvassed the neighborhood before learning the boy’s identify.
She said he was a Somalian refugee and is now in juvenile detention.
“He wasn’t remorseful at all,” the victim said. “I’m not going to let him bring me down. I won’t.”