Early Saturday morning, a 19-year-old waitress was sexually abused in an alley on the 2300-2400 block of Wisconsin Ave., according to NBC News4. “Sources tell News4 the suspect was a customer at the establishment where the woman worked earlier in the evening,” the station reported. “The customer was ‘pushy’ toward the woman while she was working, but she had ignored his advances at the time, sources say. The victim told police the suspect pulled her into an alley just before closing time and tried to get her to perform a sexual act, but she was able to run away and call 911.” Other news outlets reported slight variations on this account, according to a roundup in The Georgetowner.
Metropolitan Police have not released a description of the suspect, according to the reports. In fact, the department originally stonewalled a public official seeking any information on the incident. After a bare-bones report of “First Degree Sex Abuse – Force” appeared on the MPD-2D Yahoo newsgroup, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jackie Blumenthal posted to request additional information. “Due to the nature of the investigation, no details will be shared concerning this offense,” Lt. John Hedgecock responded. “There is no threat to the community as a result of this incident.”