A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly raping a girl and setting her on fire, police in Maryland said. Baltimore police said that they have arrested three people in connection with the death of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers.
The three have been charged with murder, rape, arson and being a gang member. The charred body of Bowers, had been found in a burned house on Sunday.
23-year-old Adonay Dixon, 20-year-old John Childs, and 14-year-old Raeshawn Rivers, are accused of breaking into the girl’s house, sexually assaulting her and stealing cash.
According to the police investigation, after Bowers was sexually assaulted, her private parts were set on fire in an effort to destroy evidence.
Rivers committed the crime so that he would be able to join a gang.