Attempted kidnapping suspect arrested again for lewd act after release from jail
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
A D.C. man is accused of committing two disturbing crimes on the National Mall, days apart.
Marquese Bostic, 26, was arrested on July 31 by MPD for allegedly kidnapping a woman walking along the Potomac, near the Kennedy Center.
Public records show he “grabbed” the victim while the woman “struggled and screamed.”
The accuser told police she fought her attacker off.
Bostic ended up being charged with assault, not kidnapping, and was released.
A judge ordered Bostic to stay away from the woman he was accused of grabbing, but Bostic was not ordered to stay away from the area.
Then on August 8, Park Police officers said they found Bostic with his pants down, lying on a bench near the Vietnam Memorial. Witnesses said they also spotted Bostic touching himself inappropriately outside the woman’s restroom.
Investigators, prosecutors and court officials cannot comment on pending cases.
District of Columbia code says, in part, that suspects who are detained prior to trial must “pose a danger” or there must be “a serious risk that the person will flee.”
Ultimately it is up to judges to determine if a suspect is released based on the circumstances of each case.