(The Washington Times) A 19-year-old charged in connection with a sexual assault at Howard University is a ward of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). That's according to multiple sources at the agency obtained by The Washington Times.
On Nov. 2, according to police, Demarco Myles entered the dormitory room of a female student at Howard University, brandished a set of brass knuckles with a blade attached and raped the young woman.
Myles is also accused in the assault of a woman at Rhode Island Row, located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, on Oct. 26. Investigators say the suspect forced his way into the victim's home after she answered the door. She was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the scene.
The focus on sex crimes by youths presents the latest challenge to an agency that, in the past five years, has placed more than 50 medium- to high-risk youths in communities where they have either been killed or been convicted in a killing.
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