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Three teens arrested for alleged kidnap, rape of Pa. woman on Christmas

Kewon Matthews (left), Kevin Jones (center), and Brehon Rawlings (right), are all accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in Upper Darby, Pa., on Christmas Day.
CBS Philly

(CBS/AP) UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Three men are charged in a brutal armed assault of a woman on Christmas night in suburban Philadelphia.

CBS Philly reports that police in Upper Darby say the 22-year-old victim was sitting in her Jeep Cherokee in a parking lot waiting for her boyfriend to come out of a nearby bar when three men, one of whom was armed, forced their way inside her car.

According to the station, police say the suspects then forced the woman into her back seat and drove her around Philadelphia for five hours. Each man also allegedly forced her to perform sex acts.

The men also physically assaulted the woman and stole her belongings, which included a Coach bag, her wallet, a ring and a necklace, among other things, the station reports.

After the suspects went though the woman's purse and discovered she had a daughter, they threatened the child's life in order to keep the victim quiet, then dropped her off and threw the keys under her car before fleeing on foot, CBS Philly says.

The woman then drove to her boyfriend's house and the two went to the police station to report the crimes.

Coincidentally, officers responding to another disturbance call at a woman's home say they found the victim's belongings there and arrested two 17-year-olds, Kewon Matthews and Kevin Jones. A 19-year-old, Brehon Rawlings, was arrested elsewhere the next day.

All are charged as adults with 42 crimes related to the attack including kidnapping, rape and robbery. Rawlings is also facing weapons charges, CBS Philly reports.

The suspects are being held on $500,000 bail each and are due in court Jan. 1st. 

  • Crimesider Staff

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