Boy aged 14 rapes grandmother after asking for wartime stories


A boy aged 14 raped an elderly woman after asking to hear her wartime stories, forcing the 77-year-old into a 40-minute sexual assault in her home after asking for help with a school project for Remembrance Day.

Dressed in a dressing gown and nightdress, she began talking. The boy then pinned her to the floor and raped her.

He stopped to answer the phone when it rang and spoke to his victim’s son during the ordeal.

The shaken pensioner was able to activate her personal care alarm and her attacker ran off.

Police arrived 20 minutes later after being alerted to the rape by the alarm company.

‘I feel very foolish for letting him in the first place,’ the woman said yesterday.

‘He has taken advantage of my kindness when I was willing to talk to him.

‘I just want to understand why he did what he did. It was a hellish  ordeal.’

The grandmother said the attacker also called at her home in Banbury, Oxfordshire, during the summer, asking for help with a school assignment.

On that occasion, they talked for half an hour before he thanked her for her help and left.

‘I’m trying to continue with my life as normal as I can but I will never be able to forget what he did to me,’ she added.

‘It has left me feeling disgusted and angry. He attacked me in my own home and violated me.’

A police spokesman said a suspect was being held in custody  after being arrested at 10.30pm.


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