CMPD: 15-Year-Old Facing Charges Following Several Sexual Assaults In Charlotte
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says they arrested a 15-year-old as the suspect in several sexual assault cases that could be connected.
The juvenile has been charged with first degree rape with additional charges to follow by the District Attorney’s Office in the Forestbrook Drive cases, according to a news release.
Police say his name will not be released because of his age. He is currently in custody at the Juvenile Detention Center. Read below for full details on the case.
Original Story (Posted August 12, 2019):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says they are investigating four incidents in Charlotte that could possibly be related to each other. Two of the cases ended with women being sexually assaulted inside their apartments, according to a news release.
Police say two women, who both live at an apartment complex on Forestbrook Drive, called police Monday morning saying they had been sexually assaulted by a stranger who broke into their homes. Police say the victims in these cases provided a very similar description of the suspect.
Julia Faison lives with her niece at the apartment complex.
“My niece lives here she’s a single parent, she has children. If he’s been targeting this area and it’s not the first time, I’m really scared for her,” says Faison.
The suspect, in this case, is described as a thin, black male, approximately 5’9″ to 6′ tall and wearing a mask. In one case, the victim said he was wearing a burgundy or maroon sweatshirt. The other victim described dark clothing, according to a news release.
Police say they also received another call from a woman Monday morning on Hoskins Ridge Lane who said she woke up at 2am to find a man in her bedroom touching her buttocks. She said the man walked down the hallway and out of her front door after she woke up, according to a news release. Police say she described the suspect as about 6′ tall, wearing a hoodie pulled up to cover his face and burgundy pants.
Then, police say another woman called 911 around 5:30 am Monday morning after she woke up and found a man standing over her in her apartment on Springmont Lane. She told police she yelled for him to get out of her house and he ran from the bedroom out the front door. As she ran to lock the door behind him, she said he came back inside and made sexual comments towards her before leaving again. The suspect, in this case, is described as a thin, black teenager with unkempt hair, approximately 5′ 9″ tall, wearing burgundy or red pants.
The women told police their doors were locked. Police believe the suspect did have a weapon.
Detectives say they are actively investigating each of these cases and are working to determine whether they are connected. Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.