DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee said police have arrested a 47-year-old man who allegedly robbed and then raped a 14-year-old boy on the city’s east side.
The incident happened last Thursday at a business on East Seven Mile between Ryan and Mound roads.READ MORE: Beaumont Health, Spectrum Health Plan To Merge, Operate 22 Hospitals
Investigators said 47-year-old Curtis Ervin and a second man snatched money from the teen’s hand and fled the store.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
When the teen chased the pair toward the rear of the location, police say Ervin grabbed the boy and sexually assaulted him. Both suspects then fled on foot.
The next day, investigators were canvassing the area when they observed Ervin near the same business. He matched the physically and clothing description of the wanted suspect. The officers arrested Ervin without any incidents.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 172 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Deaths
Ervin was arraigned on charges of criminal sexual conduct first degree, criminal sexual conduct second degree and habitual second offense. His bond was set at $900,000 cash.