An unfathomable crime: Boy kills his mother, but also tries to sexually assault her
Posted by Melissa
on 3/29/12 at 11:41 am
On Saturday, a 13-year-old in Osage, Iowa called 911, telling them he killed his mother.
Police arrived to find Gretchen Crooks dead after being shot multiple times.
Her son, a 13-year-old boy claims he shot his 37-year-old mother dead with a hunting rifle.
Now, in an astonishing turn of events, new reports suggest, the teen, known as Noah, also tried to sexually abuse his own mother.
Now, authorities are saying Noah Crooks also tried to sexually abuse his mother, which mental health professionals say they have never encountered among juveniles.
Charges filed today in Mitchell County District Court further accuse Noah Crooks, an eighth-grader at Osage Middle School, of assault with attempt to commit sexual abuse against his mother.
Shelia Aukes, a licensed social worker in Des Moines who works with young people on a variety of mental health issues told the DesMoines Register: ‘The victims in most sex offenses committed by juveniles are siblings, other juveniles or, more rare, other adults.
‘A child or adolescent sexually abusing a parent is completely out of the norm, totally unheard of.’
Crooks is believed to have fired a .22 calibre at his mother on Saturday at their rural home and four days later a motive has yet to be established.
The teen was said to be calm and emotionless when he called 911 reporting the shooting.
‘The emotions of the young man, from what I’ve been told, is his demeanour was very calm and kind of stoic. Almost like he was in shock also,’ Deputy Greg Beaver told KTTC.
He is currently being held at the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center in Waterloo and charges are expected to be filed today. He will be tried as a juvenile.
Iowa law allows children ages 14 and older to face crimes in adult court.
Mitchell County Sheriff Curt Younker told the DesMoines Register: ‘We’re at a loss. These are good people, very responsible. It is the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever seen.’
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