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Teenager rapes 90-year-old grandmother after she lit a candle at church

By Mason White 4:18 PM April 9, 2017
Lit candles (illustration)
Lit candles (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

An elderly woman suffered severe abuse from a teenager after she lit a candle at her church, according to police in Germany.

Dusseldorf police said that they have arrested the 19-year-old man of Morocco, after being accused of raping the 90-year-old woman in a courtyard.

The teenager, who was not identified, has been charged with rape, bodily harm and theft. If convicted, the suspect faces up to 15 years in jail.

According to the police investigation, the 90-year-old grandmother went to the St. Lambertus Church, where she lit a candle.

On her way back home, she encountered the teenager, who began yelling “money.” When the woman told the teen that she had no money, he dragged her into a nearby courtyard.

He then forcefully removed her clothes and raped her. He choked the elderly woman and pulled her hair. The suspect then went through her purse and stole her house keys.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.