Arrest made in sex assault spree


AURORA | Police have arrested a 30-year-old man who investigators say sexually assaulted two women and tried to attack a third during an eight-day stretch last month.

Cameron Washington
Cameron Washington

Officers arrested Cameron Washington on Monday outside a home in Denver after investigators linked his DNA to a series of November attacks near East Ohio Avenue and South Chambers Road.

In a press conference Tuesday, Aurora police spokesman Officer Frank Fania said the case came together quickly for investigators after they matched DNA from one of the scenes with Washington’s, which was on file with the state because of a previous felony conviction.

“It was amazing that it came together this quickly,” Fania said.

Police asked the public for help last week after they say Washington broke into a third apartment in just eight days and tried to attack a woman. The woman yelled and he fled, police said, but in two other cases he sexually assaulted women who were sleeping in heir beds.

All of the attacks happened a short distance from each other in a group of apartments near Chambers and Ohio, police said.

Officers arrested Washington outside his home on East 58th Avenue in northeast Denver, police said.

Washington’s home is several miles from where the attacks occurred and Fania said investigators aren’t sure what linked Washington to the area.

According to state records, Washington has been arrested several times in Colorado, primarily on property-crime charges. At the time of his arrest, he was on parole from a 2008 burglary case.

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