A Wisconsin teen accused of rape has been identified as the nephew of Milwaukee Common Council President and Milwaukee Mayoral candidate, Cavalier Johnson.
According to CBS 58, the incident happened on November 30 outside of the Waukesha Public Library. The victim, an 87-year-old woman, told police she was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by the suspect, who forced his way into her car, then stole it.
A witness at the scene said that the suspect, “walked up to the book drop. As soon as she stopped at the book drop, he turned. He was at her car window for about a minute. He made her get into the passenger seat.”
The source added that people had seen the suspect around the library, alone, during the week before the attack, Wisconsin Right Now reports.
The suspect’s mother reportedly wrote on Facebook that her son was pressured by others who “he thought were his friends and talked him into doing something that he should’ve had a mind-frame strong enough to know it was a terrible decision.”
Police said there is no evidence of any others being involved in the incident at this time.
Authorities found the victim’s car shortly after the incident. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and taken into custody. There is a possibility he could face charges as an adult. As of now, he’s being held at a juvenile detention center.
The teen had reportedly moved to the Waukesha area recently from Milwaukee. Sources reportedly said that the teen has now withdrawn from all of his classes.
Johnson released the following statement after the incident:
“This afternoon, I learned of an incident that occurred in Waukesha County on November 30 where a member of my extended family is accused of a horrific crime. I am saddened and troubled by this news. First and foremost, my heartfelt prayers go out to the victim and her family. No one should ever have to deal with what she is going through. I hope and pray for her full healing and recovery.
If what is alleged is found to be true, the accused should absolutely be held accountable for these actions. No family deserves to endure what this family and this victim are going through, and I am praying for healing and recovery for all concerned.”
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