A 43-year-old Detroit woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in May of this year according to news reports. Now, Detroit police are requesting help from the public in locating a suspect in the assault. Police believe the man is in his 30s, approximately 5′ 10″ tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He is described as having a medium brown complexion and black wavy hair; he was last seen wearing black pants, a red t-shirt and a black hooded shirt. Reports are conflicting as some indicate the suspect was wearing blue painter’s pants.
According to news reports the incident took place on May 16th of this year when the suspect allegedly forced the woman in to a white 1990s model Pontiac Grand Prix. The suspect then drove the woman to the area of Lahser and Fenkell, where it is alleged he sexually assaulted her. He was also said to have been armed when the assault occurred.
Detroit police are asking anyone who may know or have information about the suspect to call the department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 313-596-1950.
Michigan sexual assault defense attorneys understand the seriousness of these types of crimes. In most cases, sexual assault will be charged more specifically by prosecutors under criminal sexual conduct; if convicted, you may face substantial time behind bars and be required to register on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. Being labeled a “sex offender” will negatively affect many areas of your life, including your career and/or employment opportunities.
In addition, a crime that is committed in conjunction with the accused being in possession of a firearm is considered felony firearm. This means that an individual who is accused of committing a crime such as sexual assault will face at least two additional years in prison on top of the sentence handed out for the underlying crime.
Those accused of sex-related crimes are often victims of mistaken identity. You may have been falsely accused by someone who is out to “get even.” Regardless of your guilt or innocence, protect your future and freedom by consulting with an aggressive Michigan sex crimes defense lawyer.