POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, More Victims Sought in Serial Sex Assault Investigation

December 1, 2016 - Charges have been filed against a suspect believed responsible for committing at least six sexual assaults in the southeast Houston area since May 2016.  

The suspect, David E. Beard (b/m, 30), is in custody and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault in the 182nd State District Court.  A photo of Beard is attached to this news release.  

Investigators in the HPD Special Victims Division reported:

A black male suspect, driving a red or maroon four-door vehicle, picked up his victims in the southeast side of Houston in the late morning hours.  In each case,  the suspect forced a victim into his vehicle, threatened her with bodily harm and ordered her to perform a sexual act on him with her eyes closed.  The suspect then drove to a residence and pulled into the garage of the residence where the sexual assaults continued.  After the assaults, the suspect dropped off each victim on the southwest side of Houston, near Dunlap and Dublin Street.  

Further investigation identified Beard as the suspect in this case.  He was positively identified by two victims and, on October 5, he was taken into custody without incident.  He remains in the Harris County Jail.  

Investigators believe there may be more victims and ask anyone with information to contact the HPD Special Victims Division at 713-308-1100.  

suspect David E. Beard

VHS/JFC 12-1-16

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.