Two Teens Accused of Raping Harrisonburg Woman in Armed Robbery

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

UPDATE:

HARRISONBURG, Va -- Prosecutors say they want these two teenage boys to be tried as adults. The boys are currently being held at a juvenile detention center.

During a hearing on Monday, an investigator said the two boys admitted to raping the victim and breaking into her home. He also said the two were caught on camera joking about the crime after they were questioned.

A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6 to determine if the two will be tried as adults.
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Two teenagers are accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in her Harrisonburg apartment during an armed robbery.

According to the Harrisonburg Police Department, two 16-year-old boys broke into an apartment in the Camden Townes Townhomes complex on Bradley Drive early Saturday morning.

Police have arrested and charged two suspects, but their names have not been released because they are juveniles.

Among their charges are rape, armed robbery, abduction with the intent to defile and wearing a mask to conceal their identity. One of the suspects is also charged with forcible sodomy.

Both suspects are being held at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center. They are both from Harrisonburg.

If you have any information on this crime, please call the Harrisonburg Police Department at 540-437-2640.

Also, if anyone has been a victim of breaking and entering, particularly in college housing areas, please contact HPD.

Investigators say these two suspects have been targeting apartments with unsecured windows and doors.

You can also report anonymous tips by calling Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050 or texting HPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).


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