23 Year Old Arrested for Alleged First Degree Sexual Abuse in the 300 block of W St, NE

by Prince Of Petworth March 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense which occurred in the 300 block of W Street, Northeast, on Monday, March 6, 2017.

The suspect agreed to meet the victim to buy a cell phone that was listed using the “Offer Up” application. At approximately 4:00 am, the suspect entered the residence of the victim. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect stole electronic items from the victim before fleeing the scene.

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 23-year-old Andre Lucas, of Hyattsville, MD, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse. As a result of the detectives’ investigation, he was additionally charged with Burglary One and Robbery.

As a reminder, citizens are encouraged to use the Safe Exchange Zones when conducting in-person transactions using online applications such as Craigslist and Offer Up. For more information please visit here.”

  • Moe

    Conducting a cell phone sale at 4am?.

    • Anon Spock

      My first question too.

      • U neighbor

        Or maybe they arranged to meet at a reasonable time the next day, address and info was exchanged, and the assailant decided on 4am, not the victim.
        Not usually one to cry “victim blaming” but yeesh, you jumped there quick without considering any reasonable alternatives. shame.

        • Anon

          Yea, this is the obvious explanation. I’m not sure why others aren’t quite as quick to the draw.

          • Tsar of Truxton

            I agree, but I also think MPD could work to privide additional clarity in these releases.

          • FridayGirl

            I mean, maybe it would be nice if they’d provide more info but what are they supposed to do? Go into a long narrative like “Victim was scheduled to hand over purchased item later in the day but that plan was foiled when the assailant broke into the house at 4am”? I feel like it’s a lot easier for everyone if they assume people have common sense.

          • Anon Spock

            Victim provided address to the suspect for the purpose of selling a phone. Suspect later broke into the residence etc etc. It’s not hard to provide more info without being overly wordy.
            Questioning something odd in the story isn’t victim blaming, sorry folks.

          • Anon

            It’s totally fine to question things – that’s not the issue here. Speaking/typing without thinking, without apparent regard for others, is the issue.

          • Anon Spock

            You’re entitled to derive whatever you wish from my comments. This is America after all.

  • anonymous

    It’s not odd to think that conducting a cell phone sale at 4 am is out of the ordinary. Yes, they likely agreed on the time prior to the incident, but most of us would not be like, “Oh, yeah- 4 am is totally a normal time to have you come to my house to buy my cell.” BTW- this is not victim-blaming. This is more a commentary on the fact that people live different lives. I find it really unusual for most, but there are people out there who stay up late, and are dead asleep when I am halfway through my day. Regardless of the time they met, it is obviously unfortunate for the victim. You really need to conduct these sales away from your home and fully in public. Too many bad stories out there to do otherwise.

  • houseintherear

    Positive wishes for the victim and hope that guy burns in hell.

    • LGformerlyofMTP



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