(KCEN) -- In a developing story out of Pennsylvania, a 22-year-old man in Clay township has been arrested and charged with attacking three elderly sisters in their home because of their Mennonite faith.
On Friday morning, Dereck Holt allegedly posed as an insurance salesman to get into their home.
All three women were shocked with a stun gun, punched and then tied up.
A relative discovered the three women a few hours later.
The women are between the ages of 84 and 90-years-old and were all hospitalized.
Doctors say they're doing well despite their age.
Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Chief Dave Steffen said, "The suspect indicated in the course of his crime that he was focusing on these individuals because of their Mennonite faith and the tradition of the Mennonite practices."
Holt told the women he's a former Mennonite and was speaking out against the religion.
He also read different passages from their bible before damaging it.
He vandalized their home and poured household chemicals on the furniture and floors.