INDIANA (CNN) - An Indiana teen is behind bars accused of raping a 93-year-old woman in her own home.
Amelia Rudolf always felt safe in her home, but that all changed the night of July 16th.
“Victim, I would like to go back because it is the house my husband built for me and my family. I have been happy all my life there until now,” said Amelia.
Police say the 93-year-old was sleeping when a 17-year-old kicked in her back door and raped her.
Investigators say a footprint left behind revealed he was wearing socks but no shoes. A witness told police they saw him that night sweating without any shoes.
Amelia thanked Anderson police for finding her attacker.
“I couldn't believe that it was this soon. I didn't think I would live long enough to see who did it. But, I'm happy it turned out the way it is,” said Amelia.
However, the suspect's mother told CNN her son is innocent. She agreed to an interview but changed her mind when she got a call moments before her son was waived to adult court.
Amelia and her family wept as the chief rattled off the charges.
“It was just disgust and disbelief. My husband called me. I thought he was calling to tell me mom had a heart attack. Mom died,” said Tresa Hale, Rudolf's Daughter.
If convicted the teen could spend 40-50 years behind bars.
“If he lives a life in prison, I hope it will be terrifying for him. I can’t help but say that. When judgment day comes I want him to be terrified when the devil comes to take him,” said Tresa.