MPD Investigating Sexual Assault
(City of Madison Police Case)
August 20, 2014, 2:38 AM
8/25/14 Update: Detectives said because the victim called immediately and provided a good description of the suspect, officers were able to quickly start pulling and reviewing surveillance video from a host of downtown cameras. A person of interest was found on some video clips. Detectives and Central District Community Police Team members worked undercover, looking for this person while also seeking additional information that might lead to his identification. Several citizens provided valuable leads. The totality of the effort paid off Saturday when detectives were able to put a name with the person in the surveillance images. The suspect was contacted and agreed to meet with them. That meeting ended with Mr. Marcus T. Boone, age 27, Madison, being arrested and tentatively charged with First Degree Sexual Assault. Additional details regarding the investigation will be contained in a forthcoming criminal complaint, and will not be released at this time.
On Wednesday, August 20 at approximately 2:40 a.m., a 21-year old woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger who followed her along S. Park Street. The victim had been out with friends in the State Street area and was grabbed from behind while walking on Fahrenbrook Court. The suspect threatened to shoot her, although no weapon was seen. The assault took place in a parking lot, and the suspect fled south on N. Mills Street when it was over.
The suspect is described as a black male, 6’ tall, with a muscular build, short hair, facial stubble, and last seen wearing a light colored t-shirt and shorts.
The CITY OF MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently investigating this case. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.
Students are reminded, as a general safety rule, to be aware of your surroundings at all times — especially at night. If you’ve been sexually assaulted, tell someone – there are confidential resources available to help you. Please visit uwpd.wisc.edu/tellus for more information.
For more information on the Clery Act, and this federally mandated Crime Alert, please visit www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html.
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