An Aliquippa teenager has been arrested after police allege he sexually assaulted and seriously injured a nun while she was in the parking lot of St. Titus Parish on Franklin Avenue.
Court records show that Andrew Clarence Bullock, age 18 of Orchard Street, is facing 10 charges including rape and aggravated assault for the attack just outside of St. Titus. The elderly nun, who is in her 80s, is recovering at Allegheny General Hospital after surgery for a broken jaw suffered during the attack.
The Beaver Countian does not identify victims of alleged sexual assault by name.
The attack occurred in broad daylight, at approximately 11:30am Friday morning. The nun told police that she was putting papers into a recycling bin when a man came up from behind her, asking if she needed help. She told the man that she didn’t need assistance, and started walking away when he allegedly exposed himself and began forcing her down to the ground, choking and punching the woman.
Aliquippa Police say Andrew Bullock’s clothing matched a description provided by the victim, and footprints left in the snow matched the boots he was wearing. Officers say the man confessed to attacking the nun during questioning.
Court records currently show Andrew Bullock is being held in the Beaver County Jail after failing to post $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday.