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SCPD Update - Sexual Assault Suspect Captured

Post Date:04/13/2017 3:15 PM

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at approximately 8:09 AM, a female was sexually assaulted on the sidewalk in the area of Lafayette Way and Poplar St.  The victim fought back and the suspect ran away. The suspect was last seen running northbound on Lafayette Way after the assault. 

Detectives worked diligently to identify the suspect.  Officers from the San Jose Police Department assisted in identifying the suspect.  On April 12th, Detectives from the Santa Clara Police Department arrested Newanforbi in San Jose for 220 PC Assault withIntent to Commit Rape and for 207 PC Kidnapping.  

Newanforbi was booked into the county jail.  The investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Roy Gutierrez (408) 615-4820.



Date of Occurrence: February 26, 2017
Time: 8:02 AM
Incident: Sexual Assault Investigation
Location:  Lafayette Way and Poplar Street
Case Number:  17-1838
Suspect:  Newanforbi, Brendan Ngehsi  D.O.B. 9-16-1996 Resident of San Jose

Prepared by:

Lieutenant Dan Moreno
Public Information Officer
Administrative Services Division
(408) 615-4865

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