07/15/09 09-066

07/15/09 09-066

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July 15, 2009


San Francisco Police Arrest MUNI Sexual Battery Suspect

San Francisco police, in coordination with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), arrested the suspect in a sexual battery incident aboard the SFMTA's Municipal Railway (Muni) N Judah line. On July 14, San Francisco police took into custody a 16-year-old juvenile. Through witness descriptions, a Sex Offender Unit inspector was able to locate the suspect standing on an N line bus shelter at Duboce Avenue and Noe Street. The suspect remains in custody.

The suspect is believed to have committed sexual battery on other customers riding the N line. The successful joint investigation between the SFPD's Sex Offender Unit and the Muni Response Team (MRT), a unit consisting of SFPD officers dedicated to investigating and preventing crime on Muni, was aided by strong community input and media outreach.