A couple decided to let a friend stay at their house over the holidays even though they had two young girls, described only as being 17. He crawled into bed with the oldest one and began molesting her. Not knowing what to do, she pretended to be asleep and when 20-year-old Joseph Hernandez was done touching her, she got up, saying she had to go to the bathroom. She went to the kitchen instead and procured her own protection, rather than tell her parents.
When she got back, she saw that Hernandez was in her little sister’s bed, molesting her. Wasting no time, the elder sister began stabbing Hernandez, who was later arrested then taken to the hospital with some very serious stab wounds. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
From The US Herald:
Police were called to the home and transported Hernandez and the victim to the hospital, where nursing staff confirmed that the girls had been “brutally” abused, although both little girls were too traumatized to explain what had happened.
Hernandez sustained what were termed, “serious stab wounds,” but survived and is being held on $100,000 bond for the assaults.
No charges will be filed against the child for defending her sister from sexual assault, but authorities may be looking into the circumstances that put the children in that position in the first place.