Gwinnett County, GA - Two teenagers and a 15-year-old girl have been arrested for the rape and torture of a mother of two which occurred in front of one of her children, according to 11Alive.
The incident occurred on May 12, about 3 AM, when a mother and her one-year-old and four-year-old boys returned home to their apartment and locked the door.
She went a little further inside her apartment and saw the two male suspects in her kitchen wearing ski masks and dark clothing. The two suspects walked toward her and pushed her toward her bedroom, using stun guns to stun her repeatedly. She later told police that both suspects spoke in what sounded like a Dominican accent.
As the victim tried to resist, one of the suspects threw a pot of boiling water on her. When she continued to resist, another pot of hot water was thrown on her. She later said that she was afraid of what they would do to her children, so she stopped resisting.
Her one-year-old son was still strapped in his car seat, in the kitchen, but her four-year-old son followed the two male suspects and the victim into her bedroom. One suspect forced her to remove her clothing, and also to perform oral sex on him.
The same suspect asked her if she had HIV, and she said no. He then sexually assaulted her, in front of her four-year-old son, while the other suspect 'ransacked' her apartment. Eventually, they left through the front door and she called the police.
Upon arrival, officers found that the suspects had cut a screen on a back sliding door, and entered through the unlocked sliding glass door. Police said that the victim suffered burns to her neck, shoulder, and left arm. After she called a baby sitter, she left with a Gwinnett police officer who drove her kids to the babysitter, and then took her to Gwinnett Medical Center.
The victim told police that her German Shepherd puppy, which was on the back deck, was missing, along with her jewelry box and student ID.
A week before this incident occurred, a related incident occurred at the apartment complex. Three men wearing black jackets and black masks were seen outside of a different apartment in the same complex. A family was inside an apartment when they heard a knock at the door, and heard someone speaking Spanish.
They refused to open the door, and eventually the three men left. About 15 minutes after the mother last saw the three men through a door peephole, the family heard glass shatter in her son's bedroom. The investigation into that incident is ongoing.
The two suspects have now been identified as Josue Ramirez, age 19, and Francisco Palencia, age 17. They are charged with home invasion, kidnapping, rape, aggravated battery, aggravated sodomy, and cruelty to children in the 1st degree, and are being held at the Gwinnett County Jail. A 15-year-old was also charged in relation to the attack, but her name was not released.
The investigation is continuing, and police said that more arrests are possible, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The immigration status of the suspects has not been released.