Man accused of sex assault arrested in Wilmington

WILMINGTON (WPVI) -- Police have arrested a man accused of a sexual assault in Wilmington, Delaware.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday near the Brandywine River on the 800 block of South Park Drive.

Authorities say 31-year-old Dequan Rodriguez was positively identified after being spotted in the area of 14th and King streets.

Rodriguez was given his Miranda Rights, and according to police, he provided a full confession.

The victim told police that Rodriguez approached her, displayed a weapon and forced her into a secluded area.

He was booked on two counts of rape, robbery, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

Rodriguez is awaiting arraignment.

As a safety precaution, the Wilmington Police advise all residents who utilize the public parks to travel in pairs if possible.

They also say be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Anyone with information in regards to this case, is asked to call 302-576-3643. null
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