FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: November 4, 2016 9:27:03 AM CDT
Surveillance Video Released of Possible Sex Assault Suspect
**NOTE TIME of INVESTIGATOR AVAILABILITY**
HPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in the sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy at 11331 Airline Drive about 3:30 p.m. on August 24.
The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 140 to 170 pounds. He has a goatee and was wearing a dark-colored polo shirt and dark pants at the time of the incident.
Video of the suspect may be found on the department’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/B9r7Q1cczEM
HPD Special Victims Division Officer Annette Keyes reported:
The victim was visiting the public library at the above address when he entered the men’s restroom. The suspect, who was already in the restroom, forced the boy into a stall and sexually assaulted him. The child was able to escape and the suspect fled the scene on foot.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or regarding this case is urged to contact the HPD Special Victims Division at 713-308-1140 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
At 10:30 a.m. TODAY (Friday, November 4), an officer in the HPD Special Victims Division will be available to answer questions regarding this case in the lobby of the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building at 1200 Travis.
NOTE: REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS MUST ENTER THE BUILDING THROUGH THE PUBLIC ENTRANCE AT 1200 TRAVIS, GO THROUGH THE METAL DETECTORS AND PROVIDE VALID IDENTIFICATION BEFORE BEING ESCORTED TO THE MEDIA BRIEFING ROOM.