Elektricity CSC Suspect

Video screenshot of suspect (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

Man Wanted In Rape Of West Bloomfield Woman At Downtown Pontiac Nightclub

November 07, 2018 - 4:22 pm

PONTIAC (WWJ) - The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is asking for tips to identify a man wanted for the rape of a West Bloomfield woman at a popular nightclub.

Early in the morning of August 18, deputies were called to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital on a report of a sexual assault.

The 19-year-old victim told investigators she was at Elektricity, on S. Saginaw Street in Downtown Pontiac, when someone named "Mike" made sexual advances toward her in a secluded area of the club. 

After the victim told the man "no" several times, she said he pinned her up against a wall and sexually assaulted her. The young woman immediately left the club and reported the attack to her family who took her to the hospital. 

A rape kit is being tested at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory for potential DNA, according to the sheriff's office. 

The victim said she'd met him the evening of the assault and had no prior contact with him. Based on the surveillance video and the victim’s description, the suspect is believed to be a Hispanic man around 20 years old. 

The man, seen in an image released to the media Wednesday, is wanted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct. 

As an investigation continues, anyone who may know the suspect or who has any information about this crime is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370).

A $1,000 reward is available if a tip leads to an arrest in this case.