STATEN ISLAND TEEN RAPED, MA BEATEN IN BREAK-IN HORROR
Vincent McCollum, a 45 year old hulking sex offender, broke into his girlfriend's Staten Island home yesterday and repeatedly raped her 15 year old daughter, then beat the girlfriend, locked the doors, and set the house on fire. The daughter, naked except for a housecoat, escaped, screaming to stunned neighbors: My mom is in trouble! He raped me! He raped me! As flames ripped through the house, firefighters broke down the door and rushed to a bedroom to grab the mother and her ex, who both lay unconscious. McCollum was in critical condition at St. Vincent's Hospital and is charged with rape, burglary, arson, assault and child endangerment. The 38 year old mother and four firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
(Staten Island, New York)