Domingo Martinez charged with trying to sexually assault woman in Northwest D.C.

A 26-year-old man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a home in Northwest Washington last week and trying to sexually assault a woman as she was sleeping, according to D.C. police.

Authorities said the woman awoke to see a man standing over her bed and that she fended off the attack.

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Domingo Martinez, of Northwest, was charged with assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse and burglary, police said. At a D.C. Superior Court hearing Tuesday, a judge ordered the suspect detained until a preliminary hearing May 29.

Police said the attack occurred May 16 in a house on 14th St Northwest, in the Brightwood neighborhood across from Rock Creek Park. Police did not give details of the incident or say how they identified a suspect.

 
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