D.C. man charged for attacks on two woman

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A Northwest D.C. man has been charged with attacking two women in the District, police announced.

Demarco Myles, 19, was arrested and charged with intent to commit first-degree sexual assault while armed after attacking a woman in Northeast D.C.

Myles forced his way into an apartment on the 2300 block of Washington Place NE shortly before 2 p.m. on Oct. 26, according to police. The victim was stabbed multiple times, but fought off Myles, police said.

He was also charged with first-degree sexual assault while armed for attacking a 19-year-old female Howard University student with a knife in a university dorm room on the 2200 block of 4th Street NW on Friday afternoon, police said.

Police are investigating how Myles got into the dorm room, according to Lt. Vendette Parker.

One of the women remained in the hospital Saturday, but Parker would not specify which victim.

Myles was also charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, according to Parker.

"This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets," said Police Chief Cathy Lanier. "Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women."

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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