Sunday, September 26, 2010

Illegal alien convicted of raping his foster mom in Virginia

Arturo Lopez
Photo: Henrico County Police Dept.

On Wednesday, Arturo Lopez, 18, was convicted of abducting and raping his foster mother in Henrico County, last April.

The 55-year-old victim told the jury of her pain, and how she can longer trust anyone, ending her long service as a foster mother, saying: “I don't have it in me emotionally to move over for someone else.”

The jury recommended a 20-year sentence for the abduction and 10 years for the rape. Lopez will be sentenced in November.

On April 9, the woman called police to report that her foster son had just raped her at knife point. The victim was able to leave the house and call 911, after telling Lopez that she had to get to work.

Lopez had been living on the streets of Richmond for just three days, when he was placed in the foster home in 2009. He turned 18 just five days before the brutal assault.

The Mexican national told detectives he simply walked across the border and took a bus to Richmnond, Va.