Milw. man arrested in connection with sexual assault at hotel

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A 24-year-old Milwaukee man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that happened at a hotel near Lovers Lane and Silver Spring Drive early Monday morning, February 17th.

According to police, a 20-year-old Milwaukee woman was sexually assaulted in a hotel room by a suspect who identified himself to the victim as a law enforcement officer. The suspect fled when two male acquaintances of the victim who were in the room threatened to call police.

The suspect was arrested in the 4500 block of N. 27th Street at about 4:15 p.m. on February 19th.

Milwaukee Police were investigating an armed robbery that happened at 3:50 p.m. in the 2700 block of W. Port Sunlight Way when they located the suspect believed responsible for the robbery.  The suspect, a 24-year-old Milwaukee man, was later linked to the February 17th sexual assault

In the February 19 robbery, the suspect approached a 38-year-old Milwaukee man on the street, identified himself as a bounty hunter, and handcuffed the victim.  The suspect removed a phone from the victim before taking the victim to a business in the 4300 block of N. 27th Street where he took additional property from the victim.  The suspect then pointed a handgun at the occupants of the barber shop before fleeing.  The suspect was arrested by responding officers a short time later.

The same suspect was arrested by Milwaukee Police for Felon in Possession of a Firearm during a traffic stop on January 31 in the 500 block of W. Keefe.  Charges for that offense are pending in the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

The District Attorney is now also reviewing the sexual assault and armed robbery cases for possible charges, as well as a February 19 burglary that happened in the 4300 block of N. 13th Street that the suspect is believed to be responsible for.

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