Abilene rape suspect identified – at least 4 women attacked

Crime

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The man accused of attempting to sexually assault multiple women over the past 24 hours has been identified. 

Joshua Day, 38, has been arrested and charged with 4 counts of Attempted Sexual Assault as well as warrants for Injury to Elderly and Theft. His bond has been set at $55,500. 

Day was identified after police found a report of him harassing a woman at a CityLink bus stop. He was later located at his residence on Peach Street and detained after officers saw signs he’d been in a struggle.

The attacks, which all involved women leaving or entering their vehicles in public roadways or driveways, were reported at the following times and locations:

  • 12:50 p.m. Wednesday – 800 block of Ross Street
  • 6:00 p.m. Wednesday – 1600 block of Belmont Boulevard 
  • 5:00 a.m. Thursday – 1600 block of Palm Street
  • 8:30 a.m. Thursday – S 2nd Street and Butternut Street (alley)

During a press conference, Chief Standridge said that the suspect, later identified as Day, is “very violent”, accused of punching women and forcing them to the ground then immediately removing their clothing to attempt these sexual assaults. 

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