Boy, 16, charged as adult, ac­cused of bur­glary, rape

Post Tribune (Sunday) - - News - By Becky Ja­cobs Post-Tri­bune

A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with rape, among other counts, in con­nec­tion with a bur­glary at a Ham­mond home ear­lier this year.

Isiah Bar­boza, of Ham­mond, is one of four de­fen­dants — in­clud­ing Alexis Li­etz, Elias Costello and Na t h a n i e l A s b u r y — charged in the July 16 bur­glary in the 3000 block of Crane Place that led to the rape of a fe­male vic­tim in­side the house, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Bar­boza was charged Fri­day in Lake Su­pe­rior Court with two counts each of rape, crim­i­nal con­fine­ment and bur­glary. He was also charged with one count of res­i­den­tial en­try, court records show.

Li­etz re­port­edly let the other three in­side her fam- ily’s home and drew them a map of the house and its con­tents, a prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit states.

The morn­ing of July 16, the three males wore ski masks and gloves and en­tered the house, the af­fi­davit states. A fe­male who was sleep­ing on a couch was awak­ened by the in­trud­ers, and one of them pointed a shot­gun at her and ordered her to lie face down on the couch, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

The fe­male said she heard the bur­glars “rum­mag­ing through the house” and “it seemed like the sus­pects knew where to go” and “what to take,” the af­fi­davit states.

The fe­male also said that two of the bur­glars raped her, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

Li­etz, 20, has pleaded not guilty to charges of bur­glary with a deadly weapon and armed rob­bery. A judge de­nied Li­etz’s re­quest ear­lier this month to be re­leased on elec­tronic mon­i­tor­ing. She is sched­uled to be in court again Nov. 13, court records show.

Costello, 18 was charged with rape, bur­glary, armed rob­bery, crim­i­nal con­fine­ment and sex­ual bat­tery. He is set to ap­pear in court Nov. 20.

As­bury, 21, is charged with two counts of rape and one count each of bur­glary, armed rob­bery, crim­i­nal con­fine­ment, in­tim­i­da­tion, point­ing a firearm and re­sist­ing law en­force­ment. He has a hear­ing sched­uled Wed­nes­day.

A court date and at­tor­ney were not listed for Bar­boza as of Mon­day af­ter­noon, ac­cord­ing to court records.

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