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3 teens arrested for home invasion, sex assault
(L to R) Casey Franks, Edward London, Qumaire Rainey

LAS VEGAS – Metro Police arrested three teens in connection with a home invasion, robbery and sexual assault in the southwest valley.

Qumaire Rainey, 18, Edward London, 17, and 16-year-old Casey Franks have been taken into police custody.  Both London and Franks have been certified as adults, Metro said.

“This is not stealing candy or clothes or shoplifting,” Lt. David McGrath of Metro Police said. “This is the extreme level of violence.”

Lieutenant McGrath is investigating what he calls a rare case. Five teens are accused of kicking in the door of a random home in the southwest valley.

“This family didn't know these individuals,” McGrath said.  

Detectives said at around 10 p.m. on Jan. 19, the suspects broke into a home in the 9200 block of Weeping Hollow Avenue. Officers said during the break-in, an occupant of the home was robbed and sexually assaulted.

Two children and three adults were inside the house and police say they were robbed, held at gunpoint, and a woman was raped.

McGrath says the motive appears to be robbery, but it's unclear how and why things escalated.

“How did they get to this?” McGrath adds. “How did they get to this level of violence where they're going go kick someone's door in when they're home and attack them?” 

Doctor Mark Chambers, a forensic psychologist calls it “group think.”

“They kind of all support each other in terms of going along with an idea, whether it's a good idea or a bad idea,” Chambers said. “Whether it's the sexual pleasure of a sexual assault of the monetary gain that they get from the robbery itself, and there's no deterrent for them like there is for most people of thinking about how this affects the victims of feeling what the victims feel.”

Police say the suspects have criminal histories and knew each other from detention.

According to the Clark County School District, Franks and London have most recently attended Spring Valley High School and Rainey Sierra Vista.

McGrath says even the juveniles will be charged as adults and they could face life in prison.

“Seems to be a younger age people that have some violent tendencies and I don't know why,” McGrath said. 

After working with the North Las Vegas Police Department on a related case, Metro detectives said they arrested the three teens in connection with the crime.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with any information in the crime is urged to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. In order to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.


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