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“Suspect Sought in an Assault with the Intent to Commit 1st Degree Sexual Abuse” in Georgetown

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm 6 Comments

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit 1st Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 1600 block of 35th Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at approximately 1:10 am, while walking in the area, the victim was approached by a suspect from behind. The suspect brandished a knife and assaulted the victim with the intent to sexually assault her. The suspect was chased off by a concerned citizen and was seen fleeing on foot southbound on 35th Street, Northwest. The suspect may have then gotten into a silver vehicle. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9’’to 5’11 in height, and might have spoken with an accent. He was wearing dark clothing with a hood and gloves.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

  • FridayGirl

    This is happening too often. I’m not particularly surprised about this because it seems to happen in Georgetown once or twice a year, but I am surprised and relieved to hear that someone was able to chase him off and that the woman is safe.
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    I am curious, though, why it took a few days for MPD to get the word out about the two kidnappings when this seems to have only taken a few hours.

    • anoNE

      I can’t say about the one near Howard Theater, but in the other we know now that the individual was held for days. (You first brought that to our attention in the other thread, I believe!) Since we don’t know the timeframe from abduction to when she was able to alert authorities, maybe the public was actually notified of that one fairly quickly after it was reported? I don’t know… just playing devil’s advocate for that case.

      Oh, that and #Georgetown.

  • hackney

    Georgetown sent an alert about this but at a different location – all other details match. I wonder why there was a discrepancy in locations reported by GU and by the police.

    • FridayGirl

      Odd. Are those baseball fields part of the University? Maybe it was on the border and they each reported their default boundary location. (Note: haven’t seen the GU notice, but glad they alerted folks.)

      • hackney

        They alert to anything that happens in a general vicinity of the university.

  • Lisa

    Untold in this story – the “concerned citizen” was a teenage boy who saw what was happening from his bedroom window and ran outside and confronted the attacker. Hero.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/woman-attacked-in-georgetown-in-attempted-sexual-assault/2016/08/03/5f7aa366-597b-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news_georgetown-1015am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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