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Teen girl and infant brother stabbed in Vacaville home

December 13, 2010 6:15:39 AM PST
A 13-year-old girl and an 18-month-old infant were stabbed multiple times by a teenage boy in their Vacaville home early Sunday morning, according to police.

A police SWAT team responded to the 1200 block of Balsam Way at around 2:35 a.m. when a teenage girl ran from her home to a neighbor's after being stabbed more than 30 times and sexually assaulted, according to Vacaville police.

Responding officers took a 14-year-old boy into custody, and the victim and her infant brother were taken to a hospital at the University of California Davis where they remain in critical condition.

Preliminary information revealed that the suspect entered the victims' home and awakened the teenage girl, stabbed her and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

During the course of the attack, the victim's infant brother awoke and was stabbed more than 10 times, police said.

The girl was able to escape and run to a neighbor's home for help.

The teenage suspect was found by responding officers inside the home and was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on two counts of attempted homicide and multiple sexual assault charges and booked into a juvenile detention facility in Solano County.

Investigators have not identified a motive for the crime, but believe the suspect was acquainted with the victims' older brother.

As of Sunday morning, the crime was not being investigated as gang-related.


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