Teen Raped Elderly Nun Outside Church: Police

Andrew Bullock, 18, accused of heinous attack

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 15, 2013 2:37 PM CST

(Newser) – A sad story from Pennsylvania: Police have charged a teenager with beating and raping an 85-year-old retired nun in a church parking lot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Andrew Bullock, 18, allegedly offered to help the nun Friday morning, then flashed her. When she tried to walk away, police say he grabbed her neck, choked her, and punched her in the face and head before sexually assaulting her. Police found her unable to speak due to a dislocated jaw, but she wrote on a piece of paper that a man had raped her.

"The first thing you notice when you look up where this horrific act occurred is the statue of the Virgin Mary looking down," said the police chief in Aliquippa, Penn., reports CBS Pittsburgh. Police say Bullock matched a description of someone who had been seen wearing dark pants, a black-hooded sweatshirt, and work boots; his bootprint was similar to prints left at the scene. Bullock initially denied any involvement but confessed to the crime under police questioning. The nun has undergone surgery for a dislocated lower jaw and is expected to be released this weekend.

Andrew Bullock   (Aliquippa Police)
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