NC teen, 13, arrested in sex assaults of two women

Monday, April 24, 2017
Charlotte police
(image courtesy WSOC-TV)
images-image courtesy WSOC-TV

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A 13-year-old Charlotte boy has been arrested in connection with two sexual assault cases involving adult women.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday that the arrest involved two cases from earlier this year.

One of the cases was from January when a 24-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted on Murrayhill Road near Scaleybark Road in south Charlotte.

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The victim told officers she was attacked and then forced to the ground before the sexual assault.

CMPD say the 13-year-old suspect is connected to a sexual assault in an apartment complex laundry room two weeks before the attack on Murrayhill Road.

Police said the 13-year-old was arrested in connection with robberies in February and that DNA from those cases matched the two sexual assault cases.

The teen is being held in a juvenile detention facility. Police are not releasing his name because of his age.

Information for this story from ABC affiliate WSOC.