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Man accused of National Mall crimes arrested for 3rd time

(WJLA) 

A man accused of committing several crimes around the National Mall was finally ordered to stay behind bars following his third arrest.

Marqueze Bostic was accused of performing a lewd act on himself near the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on August 21.

Park Police said the 26-year-old still had on his “central cell block wristband” from his previous arrest, as well as a map of the boundaries he was ordered to stay away from.

7 On Your Side first told you about Bostic on July 31, after DC police officers accused Bostic of attacking a woman near the Kennedy Center. A week later, witnesses said they spotted Bostic touching himself inappropriately outside the woman’s restroom near the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.

Investigators, prosecutors, and court officials cannot comment on pending cases, but court records showed a judge ordered Bostic to stay behind bars after his third arrest. The judge also scheduled a detention hearing, a competency hearing, and a mental health evaluation for the suspect.

Bostic is also accused of violating the conditions of his release because a judge ordered him to stay away from part of the National Mall after Bostic’s second arrest.

Bostic pled not guilty to each crime.

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