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Suspect, Attempting to Sexually Assauly Female, Arrested

August 15, 2002 00:00


On August 15, 2002, at 4:55 a.m., East Precinct Officers arrested 20-year-old Fredy A. Calix-Mejia on one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree and one count of Burglary in the First Degree after officers kicked in an apartment door in response to a 9-1-1 call of a "burglary in progress". The incident began at about 4:30 a.m., when to 21-year-old female victim responded to a knock at the door on her apartment in the 12900 block of SE Division. The victim recognized Calix-Mejia, who lives in the same apartment complex, and told him to leave. When the suspect did not leave, the victim called 9-1-1 to report an "unwanted".

As officers were dispatched, the victim locked herself in her bedroom. Investigators believe the suspect forced open the kitchen window, climbed into the apartment, and then forced open the bedroom door as the victim was talking to the police dispatcher. The victim began fighting the suspect, who had opened his pants and was attempting to assault the victim. The victim's 18-month old child was nearby. As officers arrived they heard the victim struggling with the suspect and calling for help. Officers kicked in the apartment door and tackled the suspect, who was kneeling over the victim. The victim was not seriously injured.

Calix-Mejia will be booked into the Justice Center Jail and his photograph will be available, after he completes the booking process. Arraignment will be scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on August 16, 2002.


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