A brutal rape and home invasion on New Year's Day stuns a community in Claremore.
CLAREMORE, Okla. -- A brutal rape and home invasion on New Year's Day stunned a community in Claremore.
Denean Avery walks her dog Rile, daily on North Willow Drive in Claremore, and leaves the door unlocked while she's gone.
After hearing about the rape and home invasion right next door, she's going to lock down on security.
“I told my husband, 'we’re not leaving our doors unlocked at all anymore, you just don’t know what people are going to do,'" said Avery.
According to an affidavit, 20-year-old Julian Watson broke into the victim's home on New Year's Eve and stole money.
The next day he returned through the back door. When the victim came out from the bedroom after hearing a noise, he held her at knifepoint and raped her.
Watson faces multiple charges including rape, kidnapping, robbery and burglary.
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