Randy McIlwain, NBC 5 News
A 9-year-old boy who lives near the crime scene says he saw the man suspected of sexually assaulting and stabbing a teenager outside his home shortly before the attack.
A 17-year-old high school student who was sexually assaulted and stabbed last week has been released from Parkland Hospital and has seen a photo lineup.
Dallas police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the girl took part in the interview but have not released the results.
Police had asked NBC 5 to not show the face of the suspect, Tommy Robinson, until the victim had a chance to do a photo lineup.
After Robinson's photo was publicly released, a 9-year-old boy said he saw Robinson minutes before the teenage girl was attacked.
Zeki Ho and his family live half a block from the crime scene. He said Robinson opened the door to his father's car while his father was in the house grabbing a coffee.
"He opened and closed the door," Ho said. "Then he went around the car and left."
The boy, who was sitting in the backseat waiting to be taken to school, said he doesn't know if Robinson saw him.
Ho told his father about the incident immediately after it happened. His father, Dung Ho, said his son identified Robinson as the man he saw when Robinson's photo was on the news on Tuesday.
"I feel so lucky, you know, because my kid was in the back of the car," Dung Ho said.
Other people in the neighborhood said they remember seeing Robinson in the area.
According to the arrest affidavit, officers found the 17-year-old victim “lying in a fetal position, totally nude, dirty, covered in blood and Styrofoam debris" last Wednesday.
"In her critically injured state, she was able to tell officers with a weak voice, ‘He grabbed me from Maple and raped and stabbed me,'" the documents state.
NBC 5 generally does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
Officers asked the teenager what the attacker looked like, and she said "a white male, 50 to 60 with a beard." According to the court documents, she then became unconscious and unresponsive to medical personnel.
The afternoon of the attack, Robinson, aka, Tommy King, was arrested in connection with the attack after he was spotted in a nearby creek.
Court documents state that a police helicopter spotted a "nude white male in the water in the creek, washing himself off.” Officers found a pair of black boots next to him. "The victim's missing iPhone and a black handle folding knife which had both blood and Styrofoam debris on the blade" was found inside, according to the documents.
Anyone who wishes to contribute money toward the victim's recovery can do so through The Lilly Fund set up at Preston State Bank at 5944 Luther Lane, Ste. 100 in Dallas.
NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.