Gwinnett County

ARRESTED: Teens accused of attacking, raping woman in front of son

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the rape of a Gwinnett County woman during a home invasion last month.

Channel 2 Action News has learned that police arrested 19-year-old Josue Ramirez on June 15 and 17-year-old Francisco Palencia and a 15-year-old girl Tuesday.

According to police, the teens broke into a woman's house and then shocked her with stun guns and threw boiling water on her when she returned home, then raped her in front of one of her sons. The incident happened around 3 a.m. on May 12.

The police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News says the victim's jewelry box, school ID and German shepherd puppy were missing from the apartment after the attack.


All three suspects have been charged with home invasion, rape, aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, aggravated battery and cruelty to children. According to police, the teenage girl drove the men and was not in the house at the time of the attack.

Palencia and Ramirez are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Because the 15-year-old’s identity has not been disclosed, her bond status was not immediately clear.

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