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Detroit Man Charged in Sexual Assault of 25-Year-Old Woman

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Alfred Hatchett, 51 (DOB: 05/21/1967), of Detroit, in connection with the sexual assault of a 25-year-old Detroit woman. On April 30, 2019 at 11:40 p.m. at a liquor store in the 17200 block of West McNichols, it is alleged the victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that was running as she waited for her sister who was in the liquor store. It is alleged that the defendant entered the driver's side door of the car, pointed a gun at the victim, and drove away with her. It is alleged that the defendant took the car and parked it in the 17170 block of Bentler and sexually assaulted the woman. After the assault, the man fled on foot and the victim drove the car to her home and reported the assault to the police. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

The Detroit Police Department asked for assistance from the public to locate the perpetrator and as a result, the defendant was taken into custody by the police on May 1, 2019.

The defendant has been charged with the following offenses: two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree; one count of Kidnapping; one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct Second Degree; one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm; and five counts of Felony Firearm.*

Hatchett was arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus on Saturday, May 4, 2019 before Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for May 14, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for May 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. The Defendant received a $500,000 cash/surety bond. Please request at photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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