Police: Sex Assault Of Mom Walking Baby Was Work Of Serial Attacker
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) The teen suspected of shooting a mother and leaving her in critical condition after a rape attempt Thursday in Detroit is now charged in a series of attacks.
Job Carlyn Hughley, 18, of Detroit was charged Friday in three separate sex assaults, including the attack on the mother pushing her stroller in broad daylight Thursday. Earlier incidents in which he’s charged include the attack of a 22-year-old woman April 10 near Cody Middle School, and a multiple-act sex attack of a 20-year-old woman April 4 at Grand River and Warwick.
Hughley has been charged with assault with intent to murder — which carries up to life in prison — and first-degree criminal sexual conduct in addition to multiple charges of kidnapping, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, felonious assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm.
The latest incident happened at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the 19300 block of Lyndon Street when Hughley allegedly assaulted a 36-year old Detroit mother walking with her child in a stroller. He’s accused of forcing her at gun point to the rear of a building and attempting a sex assault.
When she attempted to run from the defendant, prosecutors say he shot her in the back with a hand gun. The victim managed to run to the front of the location, where she and her 6-month-old child, uninjured and still in the stroller, were assisted by bystanders. She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and is still being treated for her injuries.
The child was turned over to the care of relatives.
“I have not seen allegations of an attempted rape on a mother simply trying to take her child for a stroll in all my years of working in criminal justice,” Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. “Because of the diligent work of the Detroit Police Department and my office, Hughley is now charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and other serious charges relating to three different women.”
The April 10 incident happened near the Southfield Service Drive and West Warren, police said, where Hughley allegedly sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman near Cody Middle School. Prosecutors said he approached the victim and took her at gun point to the side of the school, where he sexually assaulted her.
He then took her to several other locations where he sexually assaulted her, police said. After the assault he fled the location and she immediately reported the attack to the authorities.
The first incident in which he’s charged happened at about 7 p.m. April 4, 2012 near Grand River and Warwick, where he allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old woman. The woman was walking, police said, when she was approached by Hughley, who allegedly put a gun to her back and ordered her to go with him to an alley behind a vacant house.
“He sexually assaulted her multiple times,” Worthy said, adding that after the assault, he fled on foot. The victim immediately notified the authorities.
Hughley is expected to be arraigned at noon Saturday, April 14, in 36th District Court on all three cases.