Dallas Police Make Arrest in Bus Stop Sex Assaults

Women attacked while walking to bus stop at Walnut Street and Audelia Road

Friday, Jun 15, 2012  |  Updated 11:53 PM CDT
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Dallas police have arrested a man suspected in sexual assaults on May 29 and June 5. The two victims were approached by an armed man while walking to a bus stop, forced to secluded areas and assaulted.

Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News

Dallas police have arrested a man suspected in sexual assaults on May 29 and June 5. The two victims were approached by an armed man while walking to a bus stop, forced to secluded areas and assaulted.

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Dallas police have arrested a man in connection with the sexual assaults of a teenager and a woman in her 20s near a bus stop.

Police said the attacks occurred May 29 and June 5, both Tuesdays, near a Dallas Area Rapid Transit stop at Walnut Street and Audelia Road.

Dallas police said Friday that officers have made an arrest in the case. A 21-year-old man reportedly turned himself in at a convenience store not far from the bus stop.

Police did not release the man's name or photograph because photo lineups were still pending.

Investigators said a man with a gun approached both victims while they were walking to the bus stop and forced them to secluded areas. One attack occurred in the morning, and the other was in the evening.

Dallas police increased patrols in the area and released a sketch of the man earlier this week.

Women in the neighborhood said they are relieved an arrest has been made but are still fearful.

"They might feel safer but just hoping that there's not any more people like that, though," Lorena Salazar.

NBC 5's Ellen Goldberg and Kevin Cokely contributed to this report.

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