Denzel Berry, 18, Charged for Rape of 87-Year-Old Woman

| by Michael Allen
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Denzel Berry, 18, has been charged for sexually assaulting an unidentified 87-year-old woman in Flint, Michigan.

Berry was 17 at the time of the alleged crime on October 15, 2012.

“It’s pretty despicable when you have a 17-year-old criminally, sexually assaulting an 87-year-old,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Layton. “I can’t say I’ve ever had a case that met those facts before and it’s just pretty disgusting.”

The elderly woman claims that she was knocked to the ground from behind by Berry while she was trying to enter the back of her home, reports CBS Detroit.

Berry allegedly stole jewelry from the woman's her home and purse, and allegedly raped the senior citizen.

Under Michigan law, the sex assault charge alone could result in a life sentence.

Berry has been charged with home invasion, unarmed robbery, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to do great bodily harm, reports the Associated Press.

Sources: CBS Detroit and Associated Press