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Teen, 15, sexually assaults 85-year-old woman in home break-in

A 15-year-old teenager and his accomplice sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman during a home robbery in California on Tuesday, reported Mercury News. 

After taking several valuables, the intruders made off with the couple's Chevrolet Equinox SUV which they later crashed. 

"Two suspects entered their home armed with weapons," said San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales. 

"At some point, the 85-year-old female was sexually assaulted."

After 10 minutes of high-speed police chase, the driver lost control and crashed into a vacant home.

Woman hospitalised

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment but the husband was not injured, said Los Angeles Times. 

"It's an unfortunate set of circumstances," the spokesman added. "It's one of those cases you don't wish upon anybody."

Police declined to give additional details about the attack, said the Mercury News report. 

The teenage boy was pinned in the vehicle and later arrested.

Police are still searching for the accomplice, who drove the Chevrolet and ran off after the crash. 

Sources: Mercury News, Los Angeles Times

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