20-year-old man accused of raping 101-year-old woman in Milwaukee
20-year-old Antoine Pettis is facing multiple criminal charges after breaking into a home near N. 36th and Florist Ave. and raping a 101-year-old woman. Police say DNA evidence left at the scene of the crime eventually led them to Pettis.
According to the criminal complaint, broke into the victim's home while she was sleeping. The woman told police she opened her eyes to find Pettis in her bedroom. The victim began asking Pettis, \"Who are you? Why are you here?\". Pettis told the 101-year-old victim to shut up and began slapping her in the face. That's when Pettis grabbed the woman's wrists turned her on her stomach and raped her.
The 101-year-old female victim says she waited a few minutes after Pettis left her room to call for help. Police found the victim standing at her side door yelling for help.
Medical professionals took DNA evidence from the victim hours after the 2:20 a.m. rape. Police say the DNA evidence didn't match anyone in the Combined DNA Index System. After having a DNA profile developed, Antoine Pettis was identified as a possible suspect in this rape. Pettis submitted his DNA to the state as part of a 2013 investigation. That DNA matched what was collected from the 101-year-old victim.
The criminal complaint says Pettis admitted to raping the 101-year-old victim.
Pettis is charged with Burglary, Aggravated Battery, and Second Degree Sexual Assault. If convicted on all charges, he faces up to 58 and a half years in prison.