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Sexual Assault Arrest

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 5:45 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]

8-15-12 The CSPD received a call to Penrose Main for a report of a sexual assault, which had just occurred. The female victim said that she was house-sitting in the block of 2800 Tumblewood Grove on August 15, 2012 at approximately 2:33 AM, when she heard a knock on the door. After a brief conversation the suspect forced his way into the house. Once inside, the suspect assaulted the victim, sexually assaulted the victim and stole some of her personal items and fled the scene.

The victim did not know the suspect and she was able to provide a description of him.

Detectives assisted in the investigation, working around the clock to develop additional evidence and to make an arrest in this case.  The suspect was identified as 18 year old Darrell Hosten of Colorado Springs. An arrest warrant for 1st Degree Sexual Assault, 1st Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Assault was obtained and the suspect was taken into custody.  He is also wanted on a felony probation violation.

A photograph of the suspect may be released later in the day when available.

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.