UPDATED: Man Sexually Assaulted, Robbed at Knifepoint in Meridian Hill Park
(Updated at 8:32 a.m. Friday with additional details about the crime. Though a police report originally said the man was simply robbed, authorities today said the man was sexually assaulted during the incident.)
Two men armed with a knife sexually assaulted and robbed a man in Meridian Hill Park this past weekend, police said.
The armed robbery occurred near the park’s entrance at 15th and Chapin streets NW about 2 a.m. Sunday, July 31.
The victim was walking in the area when the two men popped out from behind a parked car, according to authorities.
One of the men then put a knife to the victim’s chest and grabbed his hands. The duo soon after directed the man into some bushes in the park, where one of the men sexually assaulted him and took his iPhone 6 and wallet before fleeing, police said.
Police described the suspects as:
- a black male, approximately 25 years of age, approximately 6’2″, with a medium build and dark complexion, wearing blue jeans and a white tee shirt.
- a black male, approximately 25 years of age, approximately 6’2″, with a medium build and dark complexion, wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt.
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