96-year-old woman raped and robbed inside her homeBy Mason White 1:16 PM October 9, 2013
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By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A nearly 100-year-old woman was raped and robbed inside her own home, according to police reports in New Jersey.
Pleasantville Police are still investigating the brutal attack and sexual assault of a 96-year-old.
The incident occurred around 5:00 am on Saturday.
“Right now, this is the lowest I have been in my life. Having something like this happen to my mother,” the son of the woman said.
The son spent decades in law enforcement, but now, his 96-year-old mother allegedly has been a victim of sexual assault.
“She went out to get the newspaper and felt that a guy came into her house when she went to buy the newspaper. She went out to get the newspaper, but she could not find it,” her son said.
He says his mother told him that the suspect took her to the second floor, sexually assaulted her, then stole some things before fleeing.
Adding insult to injury, the woman had to bury a child later that day.
Her granddaughter also died a few weeks earlier.
It has been a difficult time for the family.
“Having something like this happen, you just get unbalanced,” the son said.
The family believed to have some clues about who may be responsible.
The bereaved child said that his mother will not go back to the house where she lived for the past 60 years.
“I hope that when he gets arrested, he will be removed from society for a while, for a long time, that’s what I hope,” the son said.