A Gary teen has been charged in connection with the rape of a 68-year-old homeless woman earlier this month at the Miller South Shore Station in Indiana, police said.
Aarion Teri Lee Mosley, 16, of 1119 Cass St., was arrested by transit police and charged with rape, robbery, criminal deviate conduct and criminal confinement. Mosley, a sophomore at Gary’s Lew Wallace High School, will be tried as an adult.
The 68-year-old woman was raped at gunpoint on Aug. 13, police said. She told officers she was waiting out the storm around 11:50 p.m. inside the South Shore Line station when a male on a bicycle entered the passenger shelter.
The male told the woman he would kill her if she did not comply, according to police. After the rape, security footage showed him riding away on a dark-colored BMX-style bicycle.
A transit police detective recognized Mosley while reviewing local business security footage as the teen he arrested a day after the rape at the same station for breaking into a car.
Mosley was arrested Monday at school, and police found a BB gun, bicycle and clothing allegedly worn by him during the rape. Police say DNA results are pending.
The victim was taken to a local hospital in Gary after the attack.