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Police Arrest Suspect in Hotel Sexual Assualt Case

The Arlington County Police Department has arrested a man for the Aug. 14 abduction and robbery of two Canadian citizens, a mother and her daughter, at the Best Western on South Glebe Road.

Investigators say 49-year-old Storme Swann, a registered sex offender from LaPlata, Md., knocked on the victims’ hotel room door then forced his way inside. He sexually assaulted the daughter, who is in her 50s, and then fled after stealing money and electronics, according to police.

In a press release, police say they tracked down the suspect thanks to an anonymous tip.

An anonymous tip through Crime Solvers lead detectives to the Charles County Sherriff’s Office who identified the suspect as a registered sex offender in Maryland. With the assistance of detectives from the Charles County Sherriff’s Office, Storme Swann, 49, of LaPlata, Maryland, was arrested on November 22, 2010. He was charged with Abduction with the Intent to Defile and two counts of Robbery. He is currently being held without bond in Maryland.

Anyone who has further information about this robbery is asked to call Detective Donald Fortunato of the Arlington County Police Department at (703) 228-4197. Det. Fortunato can also be reached by email at [email protected]

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