Three men are facing charges related to a June 29, 2013 home invasion that involved rape and robbery in Milwaukee. One of the accused men is 27 years old and the other two are 23. When arrested, the 27-year-old admitted to taking part in the robbery but denied participation in the sexual assault.
The criminal complaint states that a husband and wife were with their 4-year-old son watching a movie when they saw three armed men in masks and gloves standing in their kitchen. The man reportedly told the intruders that they could take anything they wanted from the home. The masked men then apparently hit the man in the head with a gun. According to authorities, the men proceeded to bind the man’s hands with zip ties. They then taped his hands to his feet using duct tape and covered his mouth and eyes with the tape as well.
Allegedly, the men were under the impression that the couple was in possession of $40,000. When the woman said they did not have that amount of cash, the men threatened to kill her. The woman eventually offered to go to an ATM to prove she wasn’t lying and to take out $500. One of the men agreed to go to the bank with the woman. On the way to the bank, however, the criminal complaint states that the man forced the woman to pull over and perform sex acts. Fearing for her life, the woman complied.
According to authorities, after returning to the home, the men told the couple that they wanted more money, and the husband suggested they wait until midnight to make another ATM withdrawal. In the meantime, two of the men allegedly raped the woman. After going to the bank to withdraw another $500, the men took items including video game consoles, credit cards, cellphones and a computer, among other things. After the men left, the woman freed her husband and son. The family then fled to a neighbor’s home to seek help.
It’s important for those involved in a situation where multiple crimes are alleged that defendants not be charged for the actions of others. While the 27-year-old man in this case admitted to robbing the family, he says he is not guilty of any sex crimes. A defense attorney can help ensure that he does not pay a penalty for the criminal acts of others.
Source: fox6now.com, “One of three charged in home invasion, sexual assault to be sentenced” Trisha Bee, Jan. 16, 2014