A young Texas girl was fast asleep in her bed when a man who was staying with her family for the holidays snuck into her room and climbed into her bed behind her. He had just started to rape her when he was met with an incredibly perfect dose of karma that he definitely didn’t see coming.
After an eight-hour drive from his home in El Paso County, Texas, 20-year-old Joseph Hernandez arrived at his friend’s house in Horizon City, Texas to stay for the holidays with their family. Once everyone had gone to bed, including the friend’s two young daughters, Hernandez decided to help himself into the bedroom where the sisters were sleeping.
According to the ElPaso Times, at about 4:50 a.m. on Monday, one of the girls woke to someone in her bed, pressing up behind her. She froze in horror of what was happening, terrified and confused when she saw that it was her family’s friend in her bed and pretended as if she was asleep, not knowing what to do. After a lot of uncomfortable touching, Hernandez finally stopped and the girl got out of her bed to use the bathroom. Just as he thought he had gotten away with it, the molester made a big mistake when the girl returned to her bedroom and saw what he was doing to her sister.
Shaken by what she had personally just endured, the girl grabbed a knife from the kitchen to use in case she needed to protect herself, should he try to touch her again. As she returned to her room with it, she found Hernandez in her sister’s bed, molesting her after having done the same to the first girl. With his back toward the bedroom door, the brave little sister snuck up behind him and stabbed him repeatedly.
The rapist suffered serious stabs wounds and was transported to the hospital, but he survived and was charged with sexual assault of a child. He was booked upon release from the hospital, where he’s being held on $100,000 bond, ElPaso Proud reported.
Both victims were so traumatized by the sexual assault that they couldn’t speak to what he did to them specifically, but a nurse evaluating them validated that it was brutal. Bravo to this brave little girl for protecting her sister since they couldn’t rely on anyone else at home to do so after the adults had let this monster stay with them.