“Responding officers were able to gain entry and rescue the resident and place the suspect under arrest.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest in the First Degree Burglary, First Degree Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping offenses that occurred in the 300 block of Channing Street, Northeast, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

At approximately 1:30 am, an unknown suspect entered a residence, and then physically and sexually assaulted a resident. Neighbors heard the resident in distress and called 911. Members of MPD arrived on the scene and the suspect refused to let the resident leave and held her against her will. Responding officers were able to gain entry and rescue the resident and place the suspect under arrest.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 29-year-old Iray Dejaun Turner, of Washington, DC was arrested for First Degree Burglary, First Degree Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping charges.”

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  • Taking bets: Oh good, an arrest. How quickly will the US attorney’s office take to drop the charges? Weeks? Days? Hours?

    • I’m usually pretty cynical but, in reading the description of the incident, I doubt the charges get dropped. The US attorney’s office usually drops, or reduces, charges if the individual is a minor or when it might be hard to get a conviction. This guy is 29, it was a violent crime, he was detained by police at the scene, and there are witness (neighbors) who could testify against him.
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      The better bet is what his plea bargain will be…my guess, he does time, but not nearly as much time as the crime deserves.

  • I’ve found the 5th District to be very responsive to Edgewood calls. That’s the only comforting aspect of a really scary situation. Hope this degenerate has a long list of priors so that what Adam suggests doesn’t happen and that he instead gets ‘retired’ from society for a long time.

  • Jesus Christ that’s awful. Well done neighbors and I hope that woman gets whatever help she needs to move past this.

  • a quick search on dccourts shows this fine young man has only had 12 prior run-ins with the law, ranging from multiple count felonies to drug possession to a serious DUI. thankfully our criminal justice system saw fit to give him a 13th chance.

    • He did 90 days for DUI, 30 days for the expired permit, a year for the felonies (which don’t have charges described as best I can tell and happened in 2003). Misdemeanor drug possession was dismissed.

    • By all means, let’s just execute people for drug crimes in case 1-2 rape someone some day.

  • Those are good neighbors to have in a crisis.

  • Just horrifying. I’m so glad she wasn’t harmed further, and I hope she gets everything she needs to recover. I just can’t imagine.

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