Man Charged with Beating and Sexual Assault of Elderly Woman

Man Charged with Beating and Sexual Assault of Elderly Woman

HOLLYWOOD – A 33-year-old man was charged today for the sexual assault and attempted murder of an 80-year-old Hollywood woman last month.

The woman was at her apartment in the 1700 block of North Ivar Avenue when someone knocked at the door on June 18th. The woman opened her door and the suspect, Marcus Datwione Peete allegedly forced his way into her home, pushed the woman into her bedroom and began beating her. 

As the elderly woman attempted to fight back, Peete sexually assaulted her while punching her several times. He then fled on foot from the location and was arrested near Crenshaw and Olympic Boulevards the following day.

The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

Peete is facing one count each for attempted murder, assault, sexual penetration by a foreign object and first-degree burglary, person present. If convicted as charged, Peete faces up to life in prison.




For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News groupUS News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram! 
Follow Me

Christie Martin

Reporter at 24/7 Headline News
Integrity is unbelievably important when reporting. I believe in getting to the bottom of the story while being sensitive to the fact that the "story" affects real lives.I am committed to bringing important news, events, and other information to those in my community and beyond.

Got News? Contact me at
Follow Me

Image Sources:

  • Marcus Datwione Peete: Los Angeles Police Headquarters