A former caregiver is being charged for raping a disabled woman about a year ago.
In November, 2011 the detectives were notified that a severely disabled 34-year-old woman at a ResCare care home in Penryn was found to be about 6 months pregnant. During the investigation, the male employees of the care home volunteered to give their DNA samples and were cleared. As the investigation proceeded, Marquise Montgomery, 22, who used to work at the care home earlier that year, was suspected. At the time he could not be found.
The investigators were able to obtain a warrant for Montgomery’s arrest after getting and testing a DNA sample from one of his relatives which proved to be linked to the victim’s child. He was being sought for more than a month after the warrant was issued.
The Placer County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Montgomery on December 12, in Elverta and he was booked into Placer County Jail where he was held with a bail set at $150,000.
At his hearing, early Friday morning, Montgomery entered a no-contest plea. The Placer County District Attorney office suspects that Montgomery committed the crime in spring of 2011 during his night shift. He admitted the causing of great bodily injury during the rape. Montgomery was charged with one count of rape of an incompetent victim and one count of causing great bodily harm during sexual assault. The Placer County District Attorney’s office said that he is expected to be given a sentence of 13 years and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Montgomery’s next court appearing will be on January 25.
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