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Who is Dupree Hornsby? Man, 24, breaks into San Jose home and rapes 8-year-old girl

Stockton man Dupree Hornsby was arrested over 'random attack' where he raped a child in her house before being chased out by the girl's relative
UPDATED AUG 13, 2021
Dupree Kenneth Hornsby (San Jose Police Department)
Dupree Kenneth Hornsby (San Jose Police Department)

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: A shocking and brutal attack on an eight-year-old in San Jose, California has left a 24-year-old facing a life sentence. According to reports, Dupree Kenneth Hornsby broke into a house on August 6 and raped a girl before being chased out. The random attack has shocked the local community, with District Attorney Jeff Rosen saying, "This nightmare of a crime has shaken all of us." 

The rape allegations against Hornsby come just days after the Swedish Prosecution Authority opened an investigation into 'Suicide Squad' actor Joel Kinnaman, over rape allegations by Gabriella Magnusson. Kinnaman isn't the only high-profile celeb facing rape allegations. In early August, an LA teen accused Chinese-Canadian actor and rapper Kris Wu of drugging and raping her in 2019. In mid-July, we also reported on the rape allegation against Ohio school footballer Crosley MacEahen


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Like MacEahen, Hornsby has been arrested and charged over the allegations, after being positively identified. He is now being held at the Elmwood Correctional Facility without bail and is due to appear in court on August 17. 

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Who is Dupree Hornsby?

Not much is known about the alleged rapist, beyond court records from his arrest. He is reportedly 24-years-old and his last known address was in Stockton, over 75 miles from San Jose. It's unclear what Hornsby was doing in the city and how he got there. He doesn't appear to have any relationship to the city or the victim. "The suspect was a stranger with no prior associations to the juvenile victim," the San Jose Police Department said

At 7:35 am, the child was playing when Hornsby broke into the house. He then proceeded to take her to her room, lock it and rape the child. Once he was finished, she ran to her grandfather, who chased Hornsby out of the house and called 911. A patrolling officer then spotted him nearby, behind the Regional Medical Center an hour later. He was arrested and positively identified by the girl, according to the police. "The alert police officer who saw and arrested this predator just hours later, and before anyone else was hurt, is a credit to the badge and our community," DA Rosen said. The child was reportedly treated and interviewed at the county’s Child Advocacy Center, which was launched earlier this year. 

Hornsby doesn't appear to have any social media profiles, so we couldn't learn more about him. There was no other news story featuring his name either, so this is all we know. he has been charged with eight counts of felony sex crimes against a child under the age of 10. If found guilty, Hornsby will be forced to spend the rest of his in jail. If anyone else recognizes Hornsby or has additional information, they are encouraged to contact the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assaults Investigation Unit at 408-277-4102. It is not clear if he has pleaded guilty during his arraignment in court. A reason for the crime has also not been given.