Berkeley Police: Person walking dog sexually assaulted, robbed at gunpoint; suspect in custody

Berkeley police say a kidnapping and rape suspect is in custody after they allegedly sexually assaulted and robbed someone who was walking their dog Tuesday morning. 

Police say the assault took place at around 7:27 a.m. when the suspect approached the victim, who was walking with their dog around Dwight Way and Hilegass Avenue. 

The suspect threatened that they had a gun and forced the survivor to a secluded area where the suspect sexually assaulted the person and took their cell phone, police said. 

36-year-old Demetrius Anbrey Johnson, who did not have an address, was arrested for kidnapping for rape, forced oral copulation and robbery. 

The person who was assaulted was taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation, according to police. 

If you have any information about this crime or the suspect, please contact: Berkeley Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit at (510) 981-5735 or (510) 981-5900 / 24 Hours. 

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