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MPD Reports Sexual Assaults in Eckington, Carver/Langston and Pleasant Plains, Suspect Arrested in Pleasant Plains Case.

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2013 at 10:30 am 33 Comments


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The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault and Burglary which occurred in the 1900 block of Lincoln Road, NE.

On Sunday, April 14, 2013, at approximately 3:45 am, an adult female received a knock at her door. Upon answering, an unknown male asked to use the telephone, at which time the victim agreed. Once inside, she was sexually assaulted by the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8” to 5’10” in height, dark complexion, short hair, with no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, and khaki pants.

Anyone who has knowledge of this case, knows the identity of the suspect or sees him, should take no action, but should immediately call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects wanted in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault that occurred in the area of 21st and H Street, NE.

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, at approximately 1:55 am, an adult woman was walking in the area of 21st and H Street, NE when she was approached by an unknown group of males. One of the males grabbed and pulled the victim to another location where she was sexually assaulted by three unknown males. The descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect one: Black male, 5’0 to 5’5 in height, no facial hair, and in his 20s. He was last seen wearing an orange hoody, just above shoulder length dreads.
Suspect two: Black male, bald head, slim build, young in age.
Suspect three: Black male.

Anyone who has knowledge of this case, knows the identity of the suspects or sees them, should take no action, but should immediately call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.


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The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in the First Degree Sexual Assault that occurred in the 2600 Block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, at approximately 4:00 am, an adult female caught a cab to the 2600 Block of Georgia Avenue, NW. The cab driver had a male friend riding along with him. Once at the location, the male and the victim exited the cab. The suspect engaged the victim in brief conversation then grabbed and pulled her into a nearby alley, where he physically and sexually assaulted her. The victim screamed for help.

Members of the Third District responded to the scene and placed the suspect under arrest.

The suspect is identified as 35-year-old Mohammed Roble Suleiman of Alexandria, Va. He is charged with First Degree Sexual Assault.

  • manimal

    absolutely disgusting. may these bastards be caught and locked away forever. and may the victims recover. what a horrible thing to go through.

  • “On Sunday, April 14, 2013, at approximately 3:45 am, an adult female received a knock at her door. Upon answering, an unknown male asked to use the telephone, at which time the victim agreed. Once inside, she was sexually assaulted by the suspect.”

    I know we should never blame the victim, but seriously? You open the door to a stranger at 3:45 in the morning and let him in to borrow your phone? Yes, the guy who did this is a criminal and needs to be put in prison, but you can’t open your door to a stranger in the middle of the night.

    • Anonymous

      maybe she knew the assailant?

      • Anonymous

        possibly. but there might be a name associated with him then.
        in any case, we don’t know all the details, but it’s still very sad and disturbing.

      • I took the phrase “an unknown male” to mean she didn’t know the assailant.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe just stick with the first part of your sentence. We should never blame the victim. Full stop.

      • Or we can actually use it as an opportunity to have a rational discussion about how you need to use common sense and situational awareness if you’re going to live in a major city. Maybe rather than reflexively saying we can’t ever blame the victim, we actually acknowledge that she didn’t do the right thing in that circumstance. That might actually teach other people what to do if they are in a similar situation, and possibly prevent them from being sexually assaulted.

        Shortly after I moved to DC ten years ago I was mugged and assaulted. I fully admit that I made mistakes in how I handled it, and after living here a decade, believe that I wouldn’t get mugged if the same circumstances arose today. Because I learned from my mistakes (yes, even though I was the victim, I made mistakes) and wouldn’t make them again. So let’s just be honest and say opening the door to a stranger at 3:45 in the morning is not a good idea. Is that really all that difficult to admit?

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s wrong to apply your thoughts and feelings about your own [painful] experiences on another unknown person’s, so yes, it is more than difficult to admit. It’s impossible.

          • It’s impossible to admit that opening your door to a stranger at 3:45 in the morning is a bad idea? Do you also refuse to believe it’s a bad idea to walk down the street with headphones on and your iPhone in plain view? And when mugged of your iPhone, refuse to accept any responsibility for it happening? I live two blocks from where this assault happened and I wouldn’t walk down the street alone at 3:45, let alone open my door to a stranger. As long as we refuse to acknowledge that a victim’s actions can make them more likely to be a victim, we’re kidding ourselves.

          • Anonymous

            I’m sorry, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with questioning this person’s common sense. Is it sad and disturbing that she was was assaulted? Of course. Could it have been avoided? Very likely. Does everyone posses situational awareness? No, but it’s things like this that should cause people to discuss with one another and with their children what they would do if confronted with the same set of circumstances. I would hope anyone reading this whose immediate reaction is “don’t blame the victim” takes some time to really think about why not – I hope it’s not because you are thinking you would have done the same thing in this situation.

        • I am with you mtn1414. There is no rational reason to open the door at 3:45am for a stranger. Anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves.

          • Anonymous

            Also, don’t take cabs by yourself at 4am if at all possible.

          • Anonymous Coward

            Anonymous 1:13, here is an example of me being as purposefully dense as you are: “Anonymous 1:13, since you want to suppress anti-rape advice you are pro-rape”. See how silly that sounds?

          • female lincoln rd

            I would not open the door for an unexpected person at 3:45 in the afternoon. What year is it – you need my phone and you don’t have a cell phone. If you must help, throw him your phone (that you may not see again, so don’t get upset when it goes with him) and have him call whom he wishes. No one has the right to come to your home and command entry based on THEIR circumstances.

          • Anonymous 1:13

            I don’t know what you’re referring to. I think you’re confusing me with another Anonymous since that was the only comment I made on this thread. I’ve been sexually assaulted twice by cab drivers late at night (and no, I was not intoxicated), so I don’t take cabs alone anymore and I try to warn other women of the dangers. Those guys are rarely caught and held accountable for their actions (and many come from cultures that don’t respect women), and you might as well hop in a stranger’s car if you’re going to take a cab.

    • dcdcdc

      I (male) answered the door to a very similar situation two sundays ago in Eckington. Called the police but they never showed to investigate even though he claimed he needed to enter the house and use my phone after a robbery at the corner of north cap and r.

      • You should definitely get in touch with the investigators.

  • Just terrible. What kind of animal does it take to do something like this?

    Just as a reminder, if you get a knock at your door in the middle of the night. Call 911. Regardless of the situation and how desperate it is, call 911. Do not unlock your door.

    • Stop blaming the victim.

      • Anonymous Coward

        Stop trying to silence people giving sexual assault prevention tips.

        • eak

          +1. This is a naive bourgeois liberal arts fantasy that we can’t ever discuss the victim’s common sense, and that such discussion means that we are defending the act.

          By that same logic, I should be allowed to leave my fancy car parked with the keys inside, and we should harangue those who questioned my common sense when the car is stolen (despite the fact I am still the victim).

          Collegiate delusion at its finest.

          • Once i saw this post i knew this would happen. I love PoP but seriously don’t open the door for anyone you don’t know at 3am. Not a good idea.

        • Anonymous

          +1. Seriously, if these victims knew NOT to get raped, then they probably wouldn’t have been raped. I’m with you on this – let’s start a city-wide “Don’t get raped!” campaign.

          /face palm

          • Anonymous

            thats not whats being said.

          • Anonymous Coward

            How can you possibly interpret “hey opening the door to a stranger at 3 in the morning might not be a good idea” with “don’t get raped”. I’m serious here, how can you possibly believe the two are the same?

            I’m suspecting you are deliberately misinterpreting what’s being said for a reason. Do you want to decrease rape or not?

      • Not blaming the victim in the least. Blaming the victim is an incredibly pathetic move, and I don’t do it. I think its tremendously sad, and feel for her.

        Just looking out for others, and saying please do not open the door at 3:00am, no matter what the person pounding on your door is saying. A call to 911 explaining the situation will have an officer at your door within a minute or two.

        • I was joking about you blaming the victim. Read my comments above that are similar to yours, but I got lectured about “blaming the victim.”

  • anonymous

    Come on..no woman has been raised in today’s society to think opening a door in the middle of the night is a good idea. We live in a CITY. Of course, I wouldn’t open it in the suburbs either. A lot of crimes are opportunity driven. It is our responsibility to limit those opportunities. Who knows how many doors he knocked on before he gained entry?

    • Anonymous

      we don’t really know all the facts. police reports are not facts.

      • anonymous

        They won’t close the loop. The TV station won’t follow up, it’ll just be a sexual assault in NE. I’d like facts as well, but this will likely be all the info we ever obtain.

  • Lolabolt

    I actually didn’t know about this until I got a vague emil about it tonight from my building management guy. I live in the same apartment complex on Lincoln Rd.

    The scary part to me is that I looked back at my texts and definitely texted my friend at 3:45 once I got into my apartment. Said friend and I took an uber here together and I got out at the corner and she continued on to her house.

    My point is that I made smart moves and still had to walk from the corner and into my apartment. I clearly am very lucky that this happened in one of the other buildings here or else I may well have happened into this guy while simply trying to get home. Shit is scary. And while I don’t think I’d open the door to pretty much anyone (I don’t like when people knock on my door, generally speaking), I just can’t help but think that it could have been me despite using every version of common sense that I have.

  • aa

    If you live in the DC there is no real good reason to ever open your door to someone at 3 in the morning. If I lived out in the country, they maybe I could imagine a stranded traveler needing to make a call, but here no way.

    • Anonymous

      There is no reason to open the door to anyone, anywhere, at 3 am. Out in the country it’s even riskier because no one can hear you scream! Call the police, who can help if the person truly is in distress.

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