Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sexual Assault On Stranger In Minneapolis

A woman who was engaged in "high risk" behavior, waiting for a bus, early Thursday morning in Minneapolis was sexually assaulted near Nicollet Ave. and 9th St.

The Red Star reports: "Man charged with sexual assault in downtown Minneapolis".

A Minneapolis man was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a woman early Thursday morning in downtown Minneapolis.

Christopher L. Tate, 28, had approached a woman near Nicollet Avenue and 9th Street after she missed a bus about 2:18 a.m., said a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court. When she fled down a well-lit alley, he followed her, pushed her against a building, fondled her and pulled down her pants, the complaint said.

Tate tried to sexually assault her, but she was able to flee and get help, the complaint said. Video surveillance from a nearby building captured the incident.

Capt. Rich Stanek said that the two didn't know each other and that Tate isn't currently linked to other assaults.
I don't find a criminal record for Mr. Tate in Minnesota, but I not convinced this is his first (alleged) crime.

What a sorry state of affairs this city has become.