Family held hostage, mother raped, all for small amount of money
MILWAUKEE - Court documents detail a laundry list of evil acts forced on a south side Milwaukee family.
A woman, her husband, and their 4-year-old son were watching a movie at home when the mother heard a noise and "…saw three subjects standing in the kitchen area with guns pointed at her.." and her family.
The three men "…had guns, masks, and gloves on."
During the course of their nightmare, the husband was tied up and the mother was repeatedly raped after she was forced to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash -- twice.
Police arrested two men, Omar Rivera and Julio Quiles-Guzman. The third suspect hasn't been charged yet.
But in the wake of such a gruesome crime, victim's advocates want the public to know cases like this are very rare.
"Statistically speaking, most sexual assaults are perpetrated between people that know each other," said Diane Ripple of The Women's Center.
Those statistics are staggering.
Someone is sexually assaulted in the United States every two minutes.
There are more than 200,000 victims every year.
Sadly, a south side mother is now one of them.
"It's important to remember that it doesn't matter what the victim did or didn't do because she survived it, and that's a really important thing," said Ripple.
Rivera and Quiles-Guzman effectively face life sentences if they're convicted.