ORLANDO, Fla. — A 16-year-old boy was jailed Monday, accused of grabbing his ex-girlfriend on her way to her bus stop and raping her. The victim was attacked early Monday morning by the teen wielding a knife.
According to the police report, 16-year-old Isaiah Cain dated the victim for about a week in March before the girl broke things off. She was attacked near the entrance of her apartment complex, the Metro at Michigan Park.
“I’m so shocked. I’m not going to lie to you. I’m so shocked,” resident Patricia McCray told WFTV.
“That’s kind of scary,” resident Gail Fox added.
Police said the victim was walking from her apartment to her bus stop on Conway Road near Curry Ford Road in Orlando around 5:50 am when Cain approached her.
According to the police report, Cain placed the victim in a choke hold as she screamed for her mother; Cain walked the victim past her apartment, threw her on the ground, and punched her in the face.
“You better not said anything else or it’s gonna [get] worse,” police said Cain told the victim as he picked her up. The victim told investigators Cain then pulled out a knife and the victim pleaded with him to put it away, eventually convincing Cain to hand it to her, and she tossed it into nearby bushes.
Investigators say Cain then forced the victim into the breezeway of one of the apartment buildings and began choking her with both hands; the victim told police she begged him to stop.
Cain then forced her on the ground and raped her, police said, then fled the scene.
The girl immediately walked home and called police, the reported stated. She was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital to be treated for her injuries, and then to the Sexual Treatment Center.
“One of the sergeants was familiar with who [the suspect] was and where he lives and contacted the family and that’s how we detained him,” explained Barbara Jones, Orlando Police Department.
Police contacted Cain’s mother, and the teen’s father was able to find him and hand him over to law enforcement. Police said he was taken into custody without incident. Police won’t elaborate about Cain’s past and how they knew him before the incident.
Officers spent the afternoon outside their home, waiting for a warrant to enter their apartment; they live in the complex directly next to the victim.
Though this was an isolated incident and Cain is behind bars, residents were still on edge.
“I just can’t believe it, and I’m afraid. I mean, rape,” Lachelle Odom said.
The victim’s friend told WFTV that she is 16 years old. The victim’s friend also said the girl is doing OK, but was very shaken by the incident.
Cain is facing charges of armed kidnapping, sexual battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, and battery by strangulation.