Deputies arrest 2 teens accused of carjacking, sexually battering and robbing woman
Two teenagers were arrested after being accused of an armed carjacking that took place in Broward County.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said they arrested an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old on charges that include sexual battery and kidnapping.
According to investigators, around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Corey Jones, 18, and a 16-year-old accomplice committed an armed kidnapping and sexual battery on an adult female after carjacking her at gunpoint in Pompano Beach.
Detectives said the two armed males walked up to the woman as she was returning home and forced her into the backseat of her car.
The suspects drove her to an unknown location and sexually battered her multiple times.
Then they drove her to a bank ATM and forced her to withdraw money from her account before sexually battering her again.
The woman was able to get help when the suspects eventually forced her out of her car. They took off in her car with her belongings still inside.
Authorities did not provide exact locations of where the incidents took place.
Thursday, detectives located the victim’s vehicle in Pompano Beach and saw Jones in the driver’s seat.
Jones attempted to flee, but was eventually taken into custody.
Deputies say they found Jones carrying the victim’s phone.
One day later on Friday, detectives took the 16-year-old male into custody after utilizing DNA evidence, according to an arrest report.
Both Jones and the 16-year-old confessed to the crimes.
They each face felony charges of sexual battery with a weapon, kidnapping an adult, carjacking with a firearm and robbery with a weapon.