Posted on July 3, 2014

Boy, 15, Accused of Sexually Assaulting 85-Year-Old Woman in San Jose

Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2014

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into an 85-year-old San Jose woman’s home and sexually assaulting her, authorities said Wednesday.

A second suspect, described by investigators as dangerous, was still being sought, said San Jose police Officer Albert Morales. It was unclear what his role was in the alleged assault.


“It’s an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Morales said. “It’s one of those cases you don’t wish upon anybody.”

The woman and her husband were home when the two suspects broke into their residence in the 1500 block of Sunshadow Lane just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to the San Jose Police Department.

At some point during the break-in, police said, the woman was sexually assaulted. Her husband was not injured.

The suspects then took several valuables and left in the couple’s car, police said.