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A Pittsburgh teenager has been arrested after he beat up and raped a retired nun in the parking lot of a Roman Catholic church.

According to Fox News, 18-year-old Andrew Bullock asked the 70-year-old nun if she needed help in the parking lot. When she declined and thanked him, he flashed her and then proceeded to choke and beat her before raping her.

The site reports:

Police told The Post-Gazette the nun could not speak when they first arrived because of a dislocated lower jaw, but managed to write down on a piece of paper that she had been raped. She was reportedly taken to a local hospital, where she was able to speak with police before surgeons worked to fix her jaw.

Authorities found Bullock through a description, as well as a shoe imprint he left in the snow.

The Post-Gazette writes “the tread pattern, size and width of his boots were similar to a footprint,” found at the scene of the attack. Then — after questioning — Bullock reportedly confessed to officers what he had done.

A judge later ordered Bullock held in lieu of $50,000 bond on charges of felony rape, aggravated assault, sexual assault, as well as a raft of other, misdemeanor charges, according to court documented cited by the Post-Gazette.

The order also read:

“The Sisters of St. Joseph are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the assault of one of our Sisters,” a statement from the order reportedly said. “As we offer continued prayers of healing for our Sister, we also pray for the young man who has been arrested in the assault.”

The order said the victim is a, “a passionate advocate of nonviolence, peace and justice, and each month she conducts a prayer vigil for peace in the chapel of our Motherhouse.”

We pray for the victim of this gruesome attack and hope she is doing OK.

SOURCE: Fox News | PHOTO CREDIT: Screen Grab

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