Working hard in prepping for the Council’s Metro hearing, we knew how common perpetrators follow potential victims from the bus/metro. This is why we requested that data and policing between the Transit Police and the local jurisdictional police happen more closely to curtail these types of crimes. On Septemer 6, 2012, a female was sexually assaulted after she was followed by the perpetrator at the Deanwood Metro. MPD is looking for the suspect located in the video below. Please contact us or the police if you know the individual or were at the Deanwood Metro on Thursday, September 6 at or around 11pm.
Read more from NBC Washington and see the official Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) press release (along with the original video footage) below.
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Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383
September 14, 2012
Person of Interest Sought in Sexual Assault in the 1300 block of 45th Place, NE
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Offenses Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a sexual assault while armed which occurred on Thursday, September 6, 2012, in the 1300 block of 45th Place, NE, at approximately 11:18 PM.
The person of interest is shown in this video exiting a train at the Deanwood Metro station and then following the victim through the station’s tunnel. He is described as a black male in his early-to mid-20s, 5’7″ tall, 160 pounds, with a medium complexion. During the offense, he was wearing a white polo shirt with a dark horizontal stripe across the middle, and khaki pants.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.