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20-year-old thief rapes and sodomizes 82-year-old woman in her home before stealing valuables

By Mason White 12:27 PM December 30, 2016
Asa Robert
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young thief broke into an elderly woman’s home, where he raped and sodomized her in her own bed, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 20-year-old Asa Robert of Brooklyn, after being accused of raping the 82-year-old woman in middle of the night.

Robert has been convicted of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree criminal trespass.

He now faces up to 122 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, at approximately 2:00 a.m., in the vicinity of Brighton 11th Street in Brighton Beach, Robert entered the victim’s apartment while she was taking out garbage.

A short while later, after the victim went to bed, she heard a noise and discovered the defendant hiding in her bedroom. The victim yelled for him to leave, but he refused.

Instead, he strangled her and forced her onto the bed, where he held a knife to her face, demanded money and punched her in the chest.

The defendant then tied her hands behind her back and ransacked the bedroom. Robert then brought the victim into her kitchen, and again assaulted her and ordered her not to call the police.

Robert brought the victim back to her bedroom shortly thereafter, and raped and sodomized the victim. After again instructing the victim not to call the police, Robert fled the home with a bag containing the victim’s personal items.

The victim called family members, who called 911. Police responded and the victim was treated at Kings County Hospital.