Saturday, December 29, 2012
Three black teenagers have been arrested for robbing a 22-year-old woman on Christmas night 2012 and raping her for five hours at gunpoint, even after she repeatedly vomited on them
Brehon Rawlings, 19, Kewon Matthews, 17, and Kevin Jones, 17, were outside a bar in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania looking for someone to rob when a woman came outside for a cigarette, police said. While she sat in her Jeep Cherokee and played on her phone as she waited for her boyfriend to join her, the three black teenagers forced their way into her vehicle, brandishing a gun. They made the woman move to the back seat and drove her around Philadelphia for hours, taking it in turns to climb into the back seat to force her to commit sex acts on them, police said. The horrific rapes went ahead even though the woman repeatedly vomited on her captors and begged for them to stop. They stole her Coach purse, a wallet, a car stereo, a phone, a camera, a GPS, a ruby ring, a diamond necklace, a bracelet and her insurance and registration paperwork. As they were going through her items, they learned that she had a two-year-old daughter and threatened to harm the woman or the girl unless she did as they said. The black men then parked the car, threw her keys beneath it and ran, police said. The woman waited for several minutes, grabbed her keys and drove to her boyfriend's house, and they both went to the police station. In a bizarre twist, authorities took less than an hour to track down the black attackers after police were called to an Upper Darby home to respond to a disturbance. A woman had called 911 saying that a teenager staying over at her house with her son was bragging about having a gun. When officers, who knew about the vicious rape, arrived at the home, they spotted the Coach handbag which matched the description of that stolen from the victim. They found four teenagers at the home - the woman's two sons and Kevin Jones, who was staying with the family to attend school. The other teen, Kewon Matthews, said that he was a friend of Jones'. The woman told police that the bag was not hers and they discovered the victim's identification inside. They took her to the home and she identified Jones and Matthews as two of her attackers. Police went on to identify the third suspect as Brehon Rawlings, who was found hiding in the bathtub of his home hours later, police said. Magisterial District Judge John Perfetti arraigned the three black men for 42 criminal charges, including rape, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and theft. They were all charged as adults. Rawlings was also charged with firearm not to be carried without a license. Bail was set at $500,000 cash for each.