Man Arrested in December For Hire Sexual Assault

Crime blotter: January 17th

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MPD ask anyone who has had inappropriate interactions with former Uber driver 32-year-old Selvin Chocooj, of Oxon Hill, Maryland in connection with a sexual assault that happened on Dec. 10th on East Capitol St. SE. Photo: MPD 1D List Serv

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Sexual Assault Unit have announced that an arrest has been made after an a woman was attacked by her driver in an attempted sexual assault in an Uber on Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, in the 400 block of East Capitol Street SE.

At around 4:00 a.m. that morning, the victim was taking a ride in the vehicle for hire. At some point in the ride, the suspect parked the car on the 400 block of East Capitol Street and attempted to sexually assault the victim. The woman was able to escape the car, and the suspect fled the scene. The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 32 year-old Selvin Danilo Chocooj of Oxon Hill, Maryland, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse. 

Police had been searching for the suspect since December.

Anyone who has had past inappropriate encounters with the suspect or has information regarding this case or others should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.

In Other News

At 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 800 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

At 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, two men were arrested at a bus stop on the 400 block of Eighth Street NE on charges of Metro — Failure to Pay Fare.

At 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1900 block of C Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1700 block of E Street NE on charges of Burglary One.

At 7:49 p.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE.

At 8:37 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a residence on the 400 block of 18th Street NE.

At 8:56 p.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of M Street SW.

At 9:56 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on January 18th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.