MINNEAPOLIS - Charges were filed on Friday in connection to last weekend's stranger sexual assualt case in south Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Surveillance photos released by Minneapolis Police led to the arrest.
Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Kenneth Owens, 42, Thursday morning after connecting him to a Dec. 8 stranger sexual assault on the city's south side.
Just after 3 a.m. that morning squads responded to a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the area of 34th Street East and Chicago Avenue South. The 33-year-old female victim told officers she had been followed off of a bus and then sexually assaulted by a male stranger.
Sex Crimes Unit Lieutenant Nancy Dunlap says the release of surveillance photos from a Metro Transit bus Wednesday generated immediate tips that led investigators to a home on the 500 block of Oliver Avenue North Thursday morning.
Once there, they arrested the 43-year-old suspect on an outstanding Ramsey County warrant.
He remains in jail booked on probable cause sexual assault.
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