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For Immediate Release:
February 04, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Robin Pinkard

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Armed Sexual Battery
Case #: PD160119025219
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/19/2016 at approx. 8:00 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 157 Avenue S.W. 283 Street (Busway)
  Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Exempt, (W/F)
Victim's Age: 57
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Jimmy Howard , (B/M)
Subject's DOB: 11/29/1979
Subject's Age: 36
Subject's Address: 932 S.W. 6 Court
  Florida City, Florida
Subject's Charges: Armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping, armed robbery

Armed Sexual Battery

Subject Identified and Arrested

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Special Victims Bureau is conducting an investigation of an armed sexual assault which occurred on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

The victim had just exited off a public transit bus at the bus stop located at SW 283 Street and the busway. As the victim was walking in the area, she was confronted by the subject who threatened her with a knife, robbed her of her personal belongings, and sexually assaulted her. The Miami-Dade Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with the identification of the unknown male subject.

UPDATE #1: On January 28, 2016, a DNA match through the Codis Offender Database identified, Jimmy Howard as the offender. Jimmy Howard was arrested and charged accordingly.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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