Arrest Made In This Morning's Sexual Assault and Stabbing Of a 17-Year-Old Near Love Field

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Update, 5:20 p.m.: Police have identified the suspect as Tommy Robinson. He's been booked into Lew Sterrett on charges of aggravated sexual assault. Police are asking the media not to release his booking photo to the public until after the victim has been shown a photo lineup. They told reporters in a media update this afternoon that the victim was found behind a dumpster, where she had been stabbed and left for dead. Robinson was located later that morning naked and bathing a creek bed, police said.

DPD just announced via Facebook that they've made an arrest in the sexual assault and stabbing this morning of a 17-year-old girl on her way to school. The police didn't name the suspect, who's been taken to the Crimes Against Persons division and is now being questioned.

Police say the girl was on her way to a DART bus stop in the 4700 block of Maple Avenue this morning around 7:30 when she was approached by a white male in his late 50s or early 60s. He then attacked her, sexually assaulting and stabbing her. She's now in the hospital in "critical but stable condition."

Early reports suggested the police believed the rapist may have been a homeless man, although they haven't confirmed that. They made an arrest at 11 a.m. after a search for the suspect that involved both patrol officers on the ground and a helicopter unit.

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JuliannaSmith
JuliannaSmith

I'm glad that she survived after the incident.  I have to walk home from school really late some nights and don't feel safe. My parents also worry about me but they both work. However I found this blog with a new safety app. It has allowed me to feel safer all the time: http://www.radicalparenting.co...

Coleman
Coleman

hey, I bathe in that same creek bed! aw, man!

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Seems like an attempted murder charge is in order here, in addition to the aggravated sexual assault charge.

Paul
Paul

All right! One for the home team!

I hope that the young lady recovers physically and spiritually.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Theres some real sickos out there..I'm glad he was caught quickly and hopefully will spend the rest of his natural ever-loving life in prison..

Lmsmith
Lmsmith

Bless her heart.  I hope she has a full recovery and can overcome the physical and emotional trauma. 

NewsDog
NewsDog

Listened to this on my scanner (you guys should get Joe to spring for a couple). Air One did a great job of spotting the guy and then leading patroll elements in for the catch. There was a K-9 unit working as well. I think they should have turned the dog loose on him for a few minutes.

pencil
pencil

"she was approached by a white male in his late 50s or early 60s."

Shouldn't that have been PC written as, "she was approached by a male in his late 50s or early 60s."?

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

I would assume that a further charge will be added when the victim's prognosis is better known. 

Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson

 More people need a scanner to realize just who is committing the crime in this city.

Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson

Funny how when the news tells us we need to be on the lookout for a suspect they never tell us the race.  I have learned that when they don't mention race it is a black person, because when the criminal is white they make damned sure we all hear it!

Paul
Paul

 Isn't that still sexist?

Should it have been: "She was approached by a human being allegedly with male genitalia somewhere in age between birth and death."

Or should we just go all out:  "She was waylaid and drug off by a misogynistic chauvinist pig of male who used her for his own gratification. The guilty party is, of course, a white male in his late 50's or early 60s."

Steven
Steven

It's only racist to point out the ethnicity of black suspects.  Everybody knows that.

jfpo
jfpo

Will the repression of white male ever end?

Tom
Tom

You guys are a bunch of idiots....that is not the point of this article you dumbasses

Daniel
Daniel

Nope: If the suspect is black, we white males are under siege by black people. If the suspect is white, we white males are under siege by black people. Don't dare call us predictable, though: If the suspect is Hispanic, we're under siege by illegal immigrants (everybody with a Spanish surname is an illegal immigrant).

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