PENRYN (CBS13) – A man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a disabled woman who was living in a Penryn care facility.
CBS13 reported Dec. 6, 2011 that the 34-year-old woman was six months pregnant and that Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives were investigating the circumstances of her pregnancy.
“He can stay there and rot for all we care,” said Patricia.
Patricia, as she wanted to be known, says she had no clue what her son’s friend was accused of – a brutal rape.
Marquis X. Montgomery, 22, was arrested in Sacramento County on Wednesday and booked into the Placer County Jail on $150,000 bail.
According to Lt. Mark Reed, the sheriff’s office has been looking for Montgomery for more than a month and tracked him down in the Elverta area on Wednesday night.
Patricia says that Montgomery stayed at her home for about two weeks.
“We couldn’t get rid of him,” she said.
The victim, described as severely disabled and blind, was living at the Casa del Mar care facility on Butler Road. It’s operated by ResCare California.
“It’s definitely a victim that can’t, that doesn’t have the ability to fight back,” Reed said.
Montgomery is a former worker at the facility but left before sheriff’s investigators could get a DNA sample from him, Reed said. The sheriff’s office had a DNA test done after the baby was born and connected Montgomery through family DNA, Reed said. A warrant will be issued to take a DNA sample from Montgomery, he said.
ResCare contacted the sheriff’s office about the woman’s pregnancy last year and the state Department of Public Health also initiated an investigation of the facility. Results of that investigation weren’t released.
The care facility issued this statement in part:
“From the beginning, we have cooperated fully with investigators by immediately reporting the crime and providing all necessary information to assist them throughout the course of the investigation. Our primary concern is and has always been the safety of the people we support.”
Montgomery is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday at 1 p.m.