Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Assault

Posted on  06/18/2013 4:12 pm


  • 3300 block of North Jefferson Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at approximately 5:12 a.m.


  • 16-year-old female, of Wilmington, Delaware


  • Black male, 20- 30 years old, 5’11”- 6’0”, dark skin complexion


On Tuesday morning at approximately 5:12 a.m., uniformed officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of North Jefferson Street in reference to a 911 call for an attempted sexual assault.

An initial investigation indicates that the victim was sleeping on a couch when she awoke to find the suspect seated next to her. He then attempted to sexually assault her but fled when the victim screamed. The suspect appears to have entered through an unsecured front door.

Investigators believe that this is an isolated incident and that the suspect may be known to the victim. More details will be released as the investigation continues.