Thursday, August 25, 2011

A black 16-year-old has been charged in the rape of a 68-year-old woman at a train station

Aarion Mosley has been charged as an adult with rape and robbery in the attack of the woman as she sat in a passenger shelter at the Miller South Shore station during a late night rainstorm. Police said that Mosley rode up on a bike, sat down next to the victim, pulled out a gun and assaulted her. The attack was captured on Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District parking lot security cameras. Officers picked up Mosley for questioning at Lew Wallace High School where he was starting his sophomore year. The woman was sitting on a bench at the station, at U.S. Route 12 and Lake Street, eating a sandwich and seeking shelter from a rainstorm. The assailant approached the woman, chatted with her, then pulled out a gun as he forced her onto the floor, police said. Police said that they were able to connect Mosley with the attacks after arresting him the next day for breaking into a car in the parking lot of the same train station. He was caught on surveillance tape riding away from the scene of the rape, police said. Gary school officials said that transit police came to Lew Wallace High School to question the teen. The school immediately called his parents. Police said that, during questioning, Mosley admitted his involvement in the rape. Police said that surveillance video played a big part in Mosley’s arrest. Miller businesses gave police a series of videos from their security cameras. In one of those videos, a transit officer recognized Mosley as a person he arrested at the Miller Station for breaking into a car on the day after the rape.

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