Man arrested for rape of severely disabled woman in Penryn
Thanks to a relative’s DNA sample and more than a month of searching, Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a suspect Wednesday night in the alleged rape of a severely disabled woman at a Penryn care facility.
Marquise Xavier Montgomery, 22, who worked at the Penryn facility last year, was apprehended in Elverta for the alleged rape of a person unable to give consent, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon.
In November of last year detectives were first notified by the care home that the woman was pregnant. Law enforcement would not reveal the name of the facility, or confirm the woman was pregnant at that time according to earlier reporting by the Journal.
The Penryn intermediate care facility being investigated is managed by ResCare, Inc. according to earlier reporting. Jackie Smith, Regional Director for ResCare Residential West told the Journal then that the company was cooperating with the investigation.
“We did become aware of a situation that led us to contact the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. We have and are fully cooperating with their department in an ongoing investigation,” Smith said in an interview in 2011.
Eventually, investigators were able to get a DNA sample from a relative of
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The sheriff’s office could not comment on the current condition of the woman or her pregnancy.
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