Thursday, July 31, 2008


Man, 42, Convicted of Abduction, Sex Assault

A D.C. Superior Court jury found a District man guilty yesterday of sexually assaulting two female Howard University students last year.

Anthony T. Lumpkin, 42, was convicted of kidnapping, robbery, sexual abuse and assault relating to an incident March 23, 2007, in the 1600 block of Euclid Street NW.

According to prosecutors, Lumpkin and another man, who pleaded guilty in the case, approached the two women in the early morning, threatened them with a gun and demanded money.

Lumpkin took the women to a construction site in the 2400 block of 17th Street NW and forced them to perform oral sex. DNA found on the women matched Lumpkin's, which was in an FBI database because of his conviction in a 1980 rape in Maryland, authorities said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17.

-- Keith L. Alexander


Park Police Storm House, Arrest Two Suspects

A U.S. Park Police SWAT team burst into a townhouse in Southeast Washington yesterday to detain two people who had fled into the building and resisted calls to emerge, officials said.

The suspects, a man and a female juvenile, had run into the house in the 1800 block of Tubman Road SE about 3:30 a.m., after officers tried to pull over a sport-utility vehicle because the headlights were off, said Sgt. Robert Lachance, a Park Police spokesman.

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