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Rape victim speaks out after teen is charged with rape, kidnapping, sexual assault

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) – It's a brutal crime that shocked the Tri-State - a 14-year old Monroe High School freshman is in jail after police say he broke into the home of a 64-year old woman and raped her.

The woman at the center of the assault chose to speak out on Thursday.

"It's like I'm in limbo, I can't feel happy, I can't feel sad...just numb," said Phyllis Mays.

The victim, who lives near her accused attacker, says she woke up to a knock on her door around 3 a.m. Monday morning.

Police say that's when the teen demanded money from the woman, hit her in the head with a gun and then raped her.

"You tell by looking at my mom she was the last person that this deserved to happen to," said Chris Feltner, the victim's son.

According to police, after the attack the suspect then forced the woman to drive him to a nearby ATM, but during that ride the teen jumped from the car and ran off, taking the woman's purse with him.

Butler County sheriff's deputies followed the boy's tracks and arrested him later that day.

When asked what she had to say to the teen that beat and violated her, Mays said, "That I feel sorry for him and I forgive him...because that is what it says in the Bible."

Mays says she just hopes that others will learn from this crime, especially elderly people like her who always try to see the best in her neighbors.

"There is danger lurking around every corner and it important that they protect themselves as much as they can and don't open the door at three o'clock in the morning if they don't know who is at the door," she said.

The Butler County family now faces a long legal road ahead.

"We want this guy bound over to adult court, that's what this rally is all about and we're making sure everybody hears us and knows we want this monster off the streets forever," said Andy Feltner, the victim's son.

The teen faces a laundry list of first degree felonies and will be back in court on Jan. 20.

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