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Teen Charged in Rape of 93-Year-Old Woman – and Police Have Already Found His DNA on Victim


"When judgment day comes I want him to be terrified when the devil comes to take him."

(Screengrab via Daily Mail, photo via Anderson Police)

Amelia Rudolf, 93, was soundly sleeping in the home her husband built for her on the night of July 16 when the sound of her back door getting kicked in startled her. What happened to her next surely felt more like a terrifying nightmare than real life.

After unlawfully entering her home, a 17-year-old brutally raped her, according to police in Anderson, Ind.

Iquise Taylor, 17, has been formally charged as an adult with rape, burglary, criminal confinement and strangulation, police said Monday. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

(Screengrab via Daily Mail, photo via Anderson Police)

Investigators reportedly found Taylor's DNA on Rudolf's body. Still, the suspect's mother told CNN her son is not guilty, WRTV-TV reports.

"The DNA is found within the victim's person. A rape kit was forwarded to the state police lab. That bodily specimen that was recovered from the victim's body matches the DNA of the young man in custody," Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings revealed.

Rudolf says she doesn't know if she will ever be able to return to the home that she had previously felt safe in, but she said she was thankful that police were able to track down her attacker so quickly.

"I didn't think I would live long enough to see who did it. I'm happy it turned out the way it is," Rudolf said at a police news conference on Monday afternoon.

Amelia Rudolf, 93. (WWLP-TV)

Rudolf and her family cried as the police chief read the charges against Taylor.

Tresa Hale, Rudolf's daughter, said she hopes life in prison is "terrifying" for the teen accused of raping her mother.

"I can’t help but say that. When judgment day comes I want him to be terrified when the devil comes to take him," she added.


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