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Man Arrested in 2005 DC Sexual Assault of Girl

In 2005, the suspect allegedly approached a girl at the 1600 block of Q Street with a handgun and forced her into a vehicle.

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D.C. police arrested a man nearly 17 years after the armed sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Southeast.

Marquette Johnson, 41, was arrested in connection to the case on Thursday.

According to court documents, the evidence collected from the incident was recently sent out for a new forensic DNA analysis. When the DNA profile was entered into a national database, it matched another sample from Virginia.

The offense occurred on November 28, 2005 in Southeast, D.C. At 8:30 a.m. at the 1600 block of Q Street, the suspect allegedly approached a girl with a handgun and forced the victim into the vehicle before driving to the 1300 block of Morris Road.

Police believe he then forced the victim into sexual acts, dropped her off at the original location and then fled.  

"He took something from my baby that, you know, she can't get back," the victim's mother told News4 at the time. "I want the police to stay on top of this. I don't want it to be swept under the rug."


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Johnson has been charged with first degree sexual abuse while armed with a gun, according to a D.C. Superior Court arrest warrant.

In September 2015, Alexandria police also charged Johnson with two counts of attempted abduction and two counts of attempted burglary after attacking two women just hours apart.

According to court documents, Johnson's last known address was a homeless shelter in Fairfax County.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.  

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