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Elderly Woman Dies After Rape and Assault

Rebekah Rae

Elderly Woman Dies After Rape and Assault

CREATED Jul. 24, 2013

 Omaha, NE - It's a crime so heinous, it's hard to believe.  Police say 19-year old Sergio Perez beat and raped a 93-year-old woman in south Omaha.  

Wednesday evening, a woman, whose family is asking she only be identified as Louise died as a result of her injuries at the Nebraska Medical Center. 
 
Around 9 a.m. July 21, the victim's daughter found her mother in her bedroom covered in blood.
 
City prosecutor, Brenda Beadle, says the crime is unbelievable.  "It''s one of the most disturbing cases I've ever come across."  
 
Police believe 19-year old, Sergio Perez entered the victim's home while she slept.  He then beat and raped her and passed out.  James Shade gave details on the assault.  "She did have obvious injuries as a result of the assault, the man (Perez) was not wearing clothing at the time and officers were able to make an arrest on him, getting him into custody immediately."
 
Family members say was so beaten up, she was nearly unrecognizable.  Hours after that statement, died.  "Obviously, with her age, it's going to be a hard road to come back from," said Beadle.
 
Police are still investigating why Perez targeted the elderly woman.  They believe the act was random, and Perez was angry after an incident at a party.  Perez was intoxicated when police arrested him.
 
Perez is being held without bond.  Prosecutors believe he's only been in the area for two months and may not be a U.S. Citizen.  Perez is charged with first degree assault, first degree sexual assault and burglary.  He could face up to 120 years in prison.  Now that the woman has died, Perez could face more charges.

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