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Sexual Assault Suspect Caught
Posted: 4/1/2013 12:00 AM
Dakota Blake Williams
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Last week, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office released a composite of a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault that happened in the Casa Grande area.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, detectives from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Persons Crimes Unit arrested Dakota Blake Williams, 23-years-old, of Coolidge, for the sexual assault.

On February 17, 2013, a 32-year- old female was offered a ride by the suspect from a convenience store in Casa Grande to Phoenix. The victim said the suspect pulled off the freeway and sexually assaulted her in the nearby desert. The victim said the man told her his name was William and he was driving a red older model Firebird or Camaro with a t-top.

A tip through Silent Witness lead investigators to Dakota Blake Williams. A search warrant was executed on Tuesday, which resulted in the seizure of a 1994 red Pontiac Firebird. Williams was picked up in Casa Grande by patrol deputies and was identified by the victim through a photo lineup.

Williams has been booked in to the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on one count of sexual assault and one count kidnapping.

Detectives feel there is sufficient evidence that Williams has committed at least one other sexual assault in Pinal County. This case is still under investigation. Attached is the booking photo of Williams. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have been a victim of Williams to please contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 520-866-5111.

Sheriff Paul Babeu said, “Often time victims of sexual assaults don’t report the crime out of fear. This case is a prime example of how serious law enforcement takes these types of crimes. I want to thank the citizen that saw this composite drawing and called into Silent Witness and helped get this violent predator off the streets.”
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Jim Knupp

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