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WASHINGTON – D.C. police arrested a suspect in two violent attacks after he gave his name and number to the second victim, according to court documents.
DeMarco Myles, 19, wrote down his first name and cell phone number for a 19-year-old Howard University student after he allegedly raped her in her room at Bethune annex, an all-women’s dorm, Friday afternoon. Police tracked the number to a Fourth Street NW address where Myles lives with his mother and arrested him there.
The first attack took place in a Rhode Island Row apartment Oct. 26. The victim, a 24-year-old consultant, was working from home when she got a knock at the door about 2 p.m. from a man who was claiming to promote a party.
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He forced his way in to her apartment before allegedly trying to rape her. She said she screamed at the top of her lungs and fought back, as he kicked and beat her, and stabbed her at least 25 times.
A week later, the second incident began when the suspect entered the Howard student’s around 1:15 p.m. Friday and made casual conversation. She told him to leave; when he didn’t, she began texting a friend. The suspect pulled out brass knuckles with a purple blade, grabbed the victim’s phone, texted her friend and then raped the victim, according to court documents.
Then he allegedly wrote the note, saying, “Since you don’t know me, here’s my number.” He tried to cross out the phone number, according to court documents, but detectives were able to read it.
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