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Arizona man accused of raping mentally disabled woman in Gilbert

Andres Testa reportedly sexually assaulted the sufferer a number of occasions all through July, police stated.

GILBERT, Ariz. — A man was arrested after Gilbert police stated he repeatedly sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s mentally disabled sister.

Police stated Andres Testa, 22, went to the sufferer’s dwelling together with his girlfriend and youngster to look at over the property whereas the sufferer’s mother was on trip.

Late at evening, Testa allegedly snuck into the sufferer’s mattress and raped her.

The 30-year-old sufferer has the psychological capability of a 4th grader and repeatedly informed Testa to cease, however he continued anyway, police stated.

Assaults continued for a number of days all through July, and Testa tried to coerce the sufferer into preserving it a secret by saying her sister would break up with him if she discovered.

The sufferer finally informed her mother who then reported it to police, and Testa was arrested. Testa reportedly confessed to the sexual assault and knew of the sufferer’s incapacity.

He has been charged with seven counts of sexual assault and a single rely of sexual abuse.

Testa is being held beneath a $100,000 bond.

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