Person of Interest Sought in First Degree Sexual Assault: 1700 Block of 7th St, NW


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault which occurred in the 1700 block of 7th Street, NW.

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at approximately 9:00am, an unknown male entered an adult victim’s place of employment and sexually assaulted her.

The person of interest is described as a black male, medium complexion, skinny build, early twenties, 5’6” to 5’10” in height, short haircut, wearing a grey shirt with wording in the front, black Helly Hansen pants, grey/green shoes, and a grey baseball cap. He has a tattoo on his right forearm of unknown letters and was last seen carrying a blue, satchel-type backpack.

Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


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  • Decent photos. Should be able to catch this creep.

  • Who the hell goes into a public business to commit a sexual assault? This dude is probably off-his-rocker.

    • is that a serious question? who commits a sexual assault ANYWHERE?!?!?!!?

      thoughts to the victim. hope they catch this dirtbag.

      • Let’s not delude ourselves into thinking sexual assaults are uncommon.
        They happen with staggering frequency and the criminals come from all walks of life.

  • from the photos, this appears to be a well-known chain store, which I won’t identify. this particular location constantly has vagarants outside of it begging, fighting, often not of sober mind. police are always here for coffee or just parked, and I have not seen them try to do anything about the continuous situation. it’s a shame this happened, something could have been done to clean this corner up, and it wasn’t.

    • I agree.

      It is odd to me most, that there was no law enforcement present, because there usually is. There really needs to be some actual stabilization of this block…specifically the sidewalk in front of the store. I hope this dude is snatched up quick. I can’t imagine how this area will be different in 6 months once stuff starts opening over there.

      • How “this area will be different?” Similar to how different 14th and R/S is now that so many businesses are open?

    • The only well known chain store I know of near that intersection is 7-11. No idea why you wouldn’t include the name of whatever establishment you suspect.

      My concern is there was another sexual assault about ten blocks north of there on Howard’s campus and another sexual assault about ten blocks south of that in the morning at Gallery Place. In both other instances, the perp showed a certain fearlessness in attacking the victim in public, during daylight hours. Same perp?

  • Having lived a block away from 7-11 for more than a few years, I can say that this corner and block is 1000 times better than it was even 2 or 3 years ago. There are significantly fewer people camped out at 7-11 and across the street in the windows of the senior housing. That said, I actually am not sure that the assault occured at the 7-11 since it is not in the 1700 block of 7th Street – that is the block on the other side of R with Lincoln Westmoreland (which has business on the ground floor) and there are also businesses on the other side of the block too. Its possible that the MPD is just using the secuity footage from 7-11 because the creep went in there and was captured on the camera. Hope he is caught very soon.

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