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Man charged with raping paralyzed woman in California

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On Monday, Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies arrested Abraham Arroyo, 21, after he reportedly beat and raped a wheelchair-bound woman in her Sacramento apartment.

Around 1:00 a.m., on Dec. 21, Arroyo knocked on the woman's door, claiming to be a "maintenance worker," according to investigators

When the woman refused to open the door, Arroyo broke a window and climbed inside her apartment.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesperson, Sgt. Lisa Bowman said:

He took her cellphone from her and basically dragged her out of her wheelchair and sexually assaulted her right there in the middle of her apartment.

The 62-year-old victim is paralyzed from the waist down.

A neighbor heard the woman's pleas for help and called 911.

CBS 13 reported:

And before I can open my window, I could hear her cry, which pierced every bone in my body," said Bonita Thomas, a friend of the victim.

"I could hear her crying, saying: 'He beat me. He raped me.' And I was like, oh my God."

Arroyo has been charged with robbery, rape and burglary. He is currently being held at the Sacramento County Jail on $1 million bail.

View this suspect's booking info...

If convicted, Arroyo could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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