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Canadian mom, 80, with Alzheimer’s raped by tourist at Bahamas hotel

A tropical family vacation turns into a nightmare when an elderly mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is kidnapped and raped by a stranger.

A Canadian man allegedly took the opportunity to drag an 80-year-old woman into a hotel room at a Bahamian resort after she was separated from her son, David Ahrens, who was the only remaining member of the family. he told CTV News.

“This is an unspeakable, horrifying, despicable, violent, angry crime against a very vulnerable person,” Ahrens, also a Canadian, told the outlet.

The horror began last month when Ahrens’ mother disappeared in a Warwick Hotel elevator with a suspected pervert she had invited to a family dinner earlier that night.

The family was enjoying a tropical holiday at the Warwick Hotel when the nightmarish incident occurred. canada news

Ahrens’ sister tried to reach into the elevator to grab her mother, but the doors closed before she could do so.

For the next 30 minutes, the family frantically patrolled each floor of the hotel looking for the woman, pleading with hotel staff to review security camera footage and search for her.

Eventually, they found their mother and the man where they had left them, but the conditions were unimaginable.

“Of course my mom was scared. I don’t need to go into detail, but what I will say is, it’s pretty awful. At that point in the elevator, my mom had her underwear in her hands,” Ahrens said. he said.

The elderly man was rushed to a local hospital, where a rape kit test came back positive.

Surveillance camera footage showed a man forcing the woman, who was apparently resisting, into the hotel room.

The horror began last month when Ahrens’ mother disappeared in a Warwick Hotel elevator with a suspected pervert she had invited to a family dinner earlier that night. canada news

A 61-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with raping an 80-year-old woman at the location, according to local reports. He was denied bail and could face life in prison if convicted.

The distraught son said he was not at the scene of the incident, but that he boarded a plane to the Caribbean country as soon as he heard from his sister what had happened.

The family saw the trip as an opportunity to create happy memories for their mother, who is battling a heartbreaking illness.

“What we are concerned about is that Alzheimer’s disease, combined with this incident of sexual assault and rape, is toying with her mind. It’s replaying in my consciousness and I’m worried it’s only making things worse at this point,” Ahrens said.

“She deserves to make memories, even if they don’t last long. Memories for us too.”

The family saw the trip as an opportunity to create happy memories for their mother, who is battling a heartbreaking illness. canada news

The horrifying incident occurred shortly after several countries, including Canada and the United States, issued travel advisories for the Bahamas.

Authorities have issued a “high alert” warning for the island nation, saying it is unsafe for tourists after 18 murders “mainly” due to gang violence in January alone.

Safety concerns have reached such a serious stage that US officials say people should not even try to “physically resist” the robbers.

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