Man Charged In Triple Sex Assault, Carjacking

HAMTRAMCK (WWJ) – A Hamtramck man has been charged in the sexual assault of three women and the carjacking of a fourth.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Monday announced multiple charges against 21-year-old Tonio David Dace including kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and assault.

Hamtramck police are crediting Dace’s Saturday night arrest in part to a quick-thinking gas station attendant who called authorities after one of the women whispered that she needed help.

tonio dace Man Charged In Triple Sex Assault, Carjacking

Tonio Dace is led to his arraignment. (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Prosecutors said the four women were leaving a Hamtramck bar early Saturday morning when Dace, armed with a gun, jumped into their van. One of the women was able to escape before Dace ordered the other three to get in to drive away.Police said Dace directed the women to an alley behind some vacant homes where he sexually assaulted all three. Following the attack, he forced them to drive to a gas station to withdraw cash from an ATM.The victims were a 33-year old Lincoln Park woman, two Detroit women ages 28 and 34, and a 30-year-old Hamtramck woman.

Dace was arraigned Monday afternoon in Hamtramck at 31st District.


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