Thursday, April 21, 2011

Suspect Apprehended for Sexual Assaults by Lake Merritt

By Rachel Swan
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Yesterday we reported about another sexual assault by Lake Merritt. Today a suspect was apprehended by Oakland police on suspicion of robbing and molesting a woman last week, the Trib reports. Police will not disclose the man's identity until his case is review by the District Attorney's office. They described him, rather opaquely, as a 20-year-old parolee who was previously charged with burglary. He was arrested at a downtown halfway house, and is currently being investigated for a spate of assaults in the Lake Merritt area. He is not, however, being cited as a suspect in the February assault of a woman in Chinatown.

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