Dallas police investigating Deep Ellum sexual assault

Dallas police investigating Deep Ellum sexual assault

Neighbors and businesses in Dallas' busiest entertainment district are expressing concern after a reported sexual assault early Sunday in Deep Ellum.

Dallas Police say around 1:15 a.m. Sunday a 26-year-old female was attacked inside a vehicle by an unknown male suspect.

According to the victim's father, his daughter was attacked from behind and violently assaulted. 

When the victim was let free she got help by a third party to call 911. When EMS arrived on scene they took the female with little clothing on to Baylor and transferred her to Parkland.

A DPD CBD unit was able to track the victim's phone to the crime scene area. The phone tracking led authorities near N. Crowdus St and Indiana St.

Officers walked along the backside of the area along DART tracks and found a crime scene along a nearby fence.

Reports of the attack were posted on social media early on Sunday and by late in the afternoon residents we spoke with were of the incident.

Emily Cates lives and works in Deep Ellum and says she typically feels safe walking in the neighborhood on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas.

"If you live here, you get comfortable and it’s your bubble,” Cates said. "The other night I did walk by myself and now I will not do it again.”

 

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