Suspect Left Wallet at Scene of Child Sexual Assault: Police - NBC4 Washington

Suspect Left Wallet at Scene of Child Sexual Assault: Police



    A girl was sexually assaulted as she slept in her own bed Sunday morning. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2012)

    An 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while she slept in her bed in Prince George’s County Sunday morning, but police quickly caught a suspect after they found a crucial piece of evidence at the scene -- his identification.

    A man got into a home in the 8100 block of Allendale Drive in Landover, Md., with a ladder through a second-story bathroom window before 6 a.m. According to the victim’s mother, the man went straight for her daughter’s room.

    “She said he was rubbing on her legs,” the mother said. “She felt him pull the cover off of her.”

    That’s when the girl called for help. Her mother said she saw the man leaving. He was a man she’d seen in the neighborhood before.

    Not only did she recognize the man, but a wallet with identification was found at the scene.

    “The wallet with his identification in it was found right at the foot of the ladder,” Prince George’s County police Maj. George Nader said.

    Police arrested 24-year-old Duron West. They found him hiding in a closet in his mother’s home, police said.

    His mother, Geraldine West, said police have the wrong man. She insists her son never left the house.

    “I got a grandbaby in here,” she said. “If he wanted to rape somebody, he could have done my grandbaby. It’s not him. So they need to find the right person.”