Arrest Made In Sexual Assault Of Elderly Victim

Video Surveillance Used To Identify Suspect

Mitch Kelly
June 25, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Mug shot of sexual assault suspect Leandre Burnett

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Metro Police have made an arrest regarding the sexual assault of an elderly woman earlier this week.

On Tuesday morning, the LVMPD responded to a report of a sexual assault which occurred in the 400 block of South 7th Street.

The elderly female victim was sleeping on a bench when she was violently attacked and sexually assaulted by an unidentified male.

The investigation was led by the Sexual Assault Section, and detectives received assistance from the Major Violators Section, Downtown Area Command, South Central Area Command, Homeless Outreach Team, Fusion Watch, Forensic Lab, and Digital Investigations Bureau. During the course of the investigation, detectives located video surveillance which captured images of the suspect in the area.

Wednesday afternoon, detectives conducting follow-up interviews in the 100 block of East Bonneville Avenue located 18-year-old Leandre Burnett, who matched the description of the suspect and was wearing the same clothing. Burnett was taken into custody and subsequently arrested.

Burnett faces Robbery, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, two counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Battery by Strangulation to Commit Sexual Assault, Battery to Commit Sexual Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm, Indecent/Obscene Exposure, and Open/Gross Lewdness charges .

Anyone with further information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.