MAN IN CUSTODY FOR BRUTAL SEXUAL BATTERY ACCOMPLICE STILL AT LARGE
- BSO Case Number: LL12-02-0536
- PIO Number: 12-2-12A
- Date: Feb. 9, 2012
- Time: 5:30 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 2400 block of N. SR 7, Lauderdale Lakes
- Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes
- Female, 48, Lauderdale Lakes
- Christopher Baker, 24, male, 9/10/87, 800 NE 14 Place, Wilton Manors (IN CUSTODY)
- Unidentified male (AT LARGE)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Wilton Manors man in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Lauderdale Lakes on Feb. 9. His accomplice remains at large.
Through the investigation, BSO detectives developed leads for a possible address for the suspect. On Thursday, Feb. 23, they took Christopher Baker, 24, into custody without incident. Baker admitted to his involvement in the crime.
That video showed Baker and his accomplice leaving the scene of the crime on Feb. 9. The 48-year-old victim was walking north on State Road 7 at around 5:30 that morning to meet a co-worker who gives her a ride to work. As she arrived at the meeting location, the One United Bank at 2412 N. SR 7, she was approached by two men. One was on a bicycle; the other was on foot. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim forcing her behind the bushes near the drive-thru teller area. The other man struck and choked the victim, pushing her to the ground. The assailants then forcibly sexually battered the victim. The pair took the woman’s purse and phone and fled the scene.
The victim was transported to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center.
Anyone who was near the 2400 block of N. SR 7 on Feb. 9 and has information about this incident or the identity of the second suspect should contact BSO SVU Detective Sandra Haye-Roberts at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
- INVESTIGATORS: Det. Haye-Roberts & Sgt. Alexander, C.I. SVU; Lauderdale Lakes
- THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 2/24/2012 1115
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