A GROUP OF PEOPLE IS SUSPECTED OF BARGING INTO A HOME,
GANG-RAPING A PREGNANT WOMAN SEVERAL TIMES .
AND BEATING UP HER HUSBAND
-- MICHELLE --
BOTH WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL- THE NIGHT IT HAPPENED
- LATE LAST MONTH ON MADISON'S EAST SIDE AROUND
EAST WASHINGTON AND QUINCY AVENUE.
POLICE NOW HAVE SIX PEOPLE IN CUSTODY.
THREE OF WHOM ARE CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT.
HERE THEY ARE - THEY RANGE FROM AGE 20 TO 23.
AND TONIGHT, POLICE SAY IT WAS *CLEARLY OBVIOUS* THREE
OF THESE PEOPLE HIT THE WRONG HOME.
THAT THEY WERE ON A MISSION TO DO A HOME INVASION.
BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY ONCE THEY HIT THE WRONG HOUSE,
THEY CONTINUED ON TERRORIZING AN INNOCENT COUPLE FOR
NEARLY AN HOUR.
IT IS SUCH AN UNSPEAKABLE CRIME.
THAT EVEN THE POLICE ARE SOMEWHAT SILENCING THE DETAILS.
In this particular case, it's such a tragedy, we are
really doing everything we can to make sure these
people maintain their anonymity.
SIX PEOPLE NOW ARRESTED FOR A HOME INVASION THAT POLICE
SAY - WAS A MISTAKE - THE WRONG HOUSE WAS HIT.
Skenandore - It's fairly obvious they hit the wrong
Joel DeSpain - The people in side were very very innocent
people and the people who got into that home decided
to perpetrate crimes even though we beleive they knew
they were in the wrong residence very quickly.
INVESTIGATORS SAY IT WAS AN HOUR OF TERROR - THE SURVIVORS
TOLD POLICE PEOPLE BARGED IN THEIR HOME OVERNIGHT.
TOOK THEIR BELONGINGS, BEAT THE HUSBAND.
AND THREE OF THE MEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THE SIX-MONTH
PREGNANT WIFE REPEATEDLY...
WHEN IT WAS OVER, THE COUPLE TRIED TO GET HELP FROM
NEIGHBORS - BUT ENDED UP WALKING TO A NEARBY BUSINESS
TO CALL 9-1-1.
The people who were victiminzed are not involved in
drugs or criminal enterprise whatsoever.
these are good citizens who were victimized in a very
POLICE SAY THIS CRIME IS ALSO AN ASSAULT ON THE COMMUNITY
- THEY'RE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT THE SURIVORS
BY NOT MAKING THEM VICTIMS AGAIN.
THEY'RE ASKING FOR PRIVACY.
22.10 when somehting terible like this happens, we
can help facilitate recovery just by being the community
that we are.
22.40 these are remarkable people that will recover,
i believe that, they have all the personal tools in
place to recover from this.
THE DANE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAS A REPSONSE
TEAM AND IS WORKING WITH
THE SURVIVORS OF THIS EXCEPTIONALLY
BRUTAL HOME INVASION.
WE KNOW THAT OFFICIAL CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL LIKELY
COME AFTER THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT IS RELEASED TOMORROW.