A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after he led a gang to rob, rape and set ablaze a 16-year-old girl.
A vile 14-year-old boy, Raeshawn Rivers, has been arrested and charged for the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, Arnesha Bowers, after he alleged raped her viciously and went ahead to burn her alive, the Maryland, USA police say.
Rivers and two of his accomplices, according to investigators, have been charged with murder, rape, arson and being gang members, after the charred body of Bowers was found in a burned house on Sunday.
The other suspects are 23-year-old Adonay Dixon and 20-year-old John Childs, who were accused of breaking into the girl’s house, sexually assaulting her, stealing cash and setting her and the house on fire.
According to the police investigation, after Bowers was sexually assaulted, her private parts were set on fire in an effort to destroy evidence.
Rivers told the police that he committed the crime so that he would be able to join the gang.