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Sex Offender Charged With Killing Elderly Couple, Raping Young Girl

Jerry Andrew Active, 24. Police photo.

A 2-year-old girl was spending Saturday night with her great-grandparents while her parents and older brother went to the movies. She was sleeping in the Anchorage, Ala., apartment when police say 24-year-old Jerry Andrew Active entered through an unlocked window. He allegedly beat her great-grandparents Touch Chea, 73, and Sorn Sreap, 71, to death, but not before sexually assaulting Sreap. Authorities say he then raped the little girl.

When Von Seng, the little girl’s father and the grandson of Chea and Sreap, entered the residence around 8 p.m., Active was still there. He saw the door open and his grandparents’ bloodied bodies on the ground. He confronted Active and the two fought until Active managed to escape. Wearing only boxer shorts, he was later arrested in a neighbor’s yard.

There were two witnesses to the attacks, but age prohibits both from describing the ordeal to police. The 2-year-old victim is–thankfully–too young to remember and relive the details of the assault for police. Also present in the apartment was her 90-year-old great-great-grandmother who has dementia and is unable to talk to police. She was unharmed.

In 2009, Active became a registered sex offender after being convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl while her family slept. In both cases, the attacks appear to be random; Active did not personally know either family.

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