Police Seek Suspect in Southeast Sexual Assault

Victim Assaulted on 400 blcok East Capitol St SE

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MPD ask anyone who has had inappropriate interactions with former Uber driver 32-year-old Selvin Chocooj, of Oxon Hill, Maryland in connection with a sexual assault that happened on Dec. 10th on East Capitol St. SE. Photo: MPD 1D List Serv

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Sexual Assault Unit are looking for help finding a suspect after an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse that occurred on Sunday, December 10th on the 400 block of East Capitol Street SE.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim was riding in a vehicle for hire.  During the ride, the suspect parked the vehicle on the above block, and attempted to sexually assault the victim.  The victim was able to escape the vehicle.  The suspect fled the scene in a 4-door dark colored sedan.  The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Selvin Chocooj, of Oxon Hill, Maryland.  He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” in height, approximately 165 pounds, with a medium build.  He is currently wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.

He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” in height, approximately 165 pounds, with a medium build. 

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.  Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for any crime committed in the District of Columbia.