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Props to the Cops: Arrest Made in Sexual Assaults near Dupont Circle

by Prince Of Petworth — August 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm 7 Comments


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From MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced that an arrest has been made in regard to a series of sexual assaults that occurred in the area of Dupont Circle Northwest. Two of the assaults occurred in the 1200 block of Connecticut Avenue. One assault occurred in the 1900 block of Q Street and the fourth assault occurred at 16th and U Streets. These assaults occurred during the first two weeks of August 2012, and involved a suspect who approached unsuspecting women, touched them in an unlawful manner, and quickly fled.

An investigation by members of the Sexual Assault Unit, along with the assistance of Second District patrol officers, led to the identity of the suspect. Subsequently, an arrest warrant was obtained.

On Thursday, August 23, 2012, at approximately 5:00 pm, members from Sexual Assault Unit arrested 30 year-old Oscar Mauricio Carnejo-Pena Northwest, DC, pursuant to the arrest warrant and charged him with four counts of Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse.

The investigation will continue as detectives try to determine if the suspect is responsible for any additional assaults that have occurred.

“With these types of assaults on the rise, it is good to get this suspect off the streets,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “Women should be able to walk freely without being violated.”

  • Anonymous

    one less scumbag on the streets (until he gets released). well done (for now).

  • anon

    geez… didnt even hear about these. more info anyone?

  • Is this the same guy that attacked the woman who wrote about it in the Washington Post?

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile, scumbag Julian Assange has yet to be tried for his alleged sexual assaults and Roman Polanksi is revered by Hollywood and Europe.

  • This is great news, and such good work by the cops.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad to hear he’s off the streets.

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