Police in San Jose, California, arrested a man accused of breaking into a family’s home earlier this month and raping an 8-year-old girl before her grandfather kicked him out of the house, authorities said.
California man allegedly rapes 8-year-old girl before her grandfather kicks him out of the house
Dupree Kenneth Hornsby, 24, is accused of entering the victim’s home on Aug. 6 around 7:30 a.m. (Pacific time) in the 100 block of Damsen Drive, where he found her playing in her bedroom, at which time he sexually assaulted her.
“This nightmarish crime has shaken us all,” U.S. Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement on Aug. 10. “The alert police officer who discovered and apprehended this predator hours later, and before anyone else was injured, is a credit to the badge and to our community.”
Once Dupree stopped allegedly assaulting the boy, he ran to his grandfather, who chased the suspect out of his home, according to The Mercury News.
Hornsby has no ties to the juvenile victim or his family, according to the San Jose Police Department and the district attorney.
The victim, who was interviewed and treated for her injuries at the District Attorney’s Juvenile Advocacy Center, gave an accurate description of Hornsby to police, who were able to locate him in the vicinity less than two hours later, at 9:10 a.m. PT.
The suspect was arraigned Tuesday and faces life in prison if convicted.