Police in Flint have found DNA evidence linking an 18-year old boy to the rape of an 87-year old woman!
According to reports, Denzel Berry has been charged with the robbing and raping of an 87-year old woman last October when he was still 17. According to the victim, she was knocked to the ground from behind while returning from a grocery store in Reynolds Street and then assaulted, before the assailant took all the money in her purse and ransacked her house for jewelry.
Prosecutors have only choice words to describe the crime: Heinous, disgusting and sickening. ‘It’s pretty despicable when you have a 17-year-old criminally, sexually assaulting an 87-year-old,’ said Genesee prosecutor David Layton. “I can’t say I’ve ever had a case that met those facts before and it’s just pretty disgusting.
‘He accosted her, he knocked her down,’ he continued. ‘It’s bad enough he stole her belongings but then to go and sexually assault an 87-year old, that’s pretty sick.’
The victim’s neighbor said, ‘For a 17-year old to do this, I mean, didn’t he have a mother? My goodness…’
Berry was initially arrested for allegedly making away with $30,000 from a Mount Morris Township bank weeks after the attack. With the latest development, now has 3 charges hanging around his neck. He is currently held without bond.
He faces life imprisonment if convicted of the sexual assault charge.