Composite Released of Rape Suspect Posing As Maintenance
April 20, 2005 -- Investigators
in the Houston Police Department Juvenile Division have released
a composite sketch of a suspect who sexually assaulted a teenage
girl in her apartment at 1855 Wirt Road about 2 p.m. on April
The suspect gained entry to the apartment by
claiming to be a maintenance worker. He was described as a Hispanic
male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed
about 140 pounds. The suspect has a distinguished tattoo on his
upper right arm of a bull, and various symbols under the tattoo.
He was wearing a silver necklace with a large crown outlined in
diamonds on the bottom of the necklace.
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composite sketch of suspect.
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Officer A. Valdez of the HPD Juvenile Division
Sex Crimes Unit reported:
The victim, 16, answered a knock at her apartment
door and was told by the man at the door he was “maintenance.”
When the girl opened the door, the suspect hit her in the stomach
with his elbow. The girl was then pushed to a bed in the living
room where the suspect sexually assaulted her. The suspect then
fled on foot. The victim immediately called her grandmother and
advised her she was in pain and worried about her pregnancy. The
victim told investigators she is six months pregnant. The girl
was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Though this is the only known case involving
this suspect’s description and method of operation, investigators
said there is a possibility other victims might have failed to
report such an incident to police in fear of their immigration
status. Anyone who might have been victimized is urged to contact
the HPD Juvenile Sex Crimes Unit at 713-731-5335.
Those with information on the suspect in this
case are urged to contact the Juvenile Division or Crime Stoppers
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.