MORGAN HILL (CBS SF) — Morgan Hill police arrested on Saturday three juveniles in the Friday night rape and burglary of a 40-year-old woman.

The incident happened after the woman had been drinking at a local establishment and called a taxi to take her home, Capt. Shane Palsgrove said.

The taxi driver enlisted assistance from a mother and teenage son to help him take the woman inside her house, Palsgrove said.

Later that evening the 16-year-old son returned to the woman’s residence and raped her, Palsgrove said.

The boy then left the woman’s home and returned with his 15-year-old girlfriend and her friend who all burglarized the victim, according to Palsgrove.

Detectives told KPIX 5 that the juveniles stole more than $1,000 worth of cash, jewelry, and a video game console. The 16-year-old lived less than 100 yards away from where the victim lived, according to authorities.

Officers later recovered the stolen property at the male juvenile’s home, police said.

The three juveniles were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, conspiracy and violation of juvenile probation, according to Palsgrove.

The male juvenile was also charged with rape of an intoxicated person, Palsgrove said.

Longtime neighbor Lou Mirviss told KPIX 5 that she is shocked and angered by the incident.

“He has disrespected himself, and me and the whole family. And that it’s not worth it because now he’s got a mark on him for the rest of his life,” she said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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