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