Detroit police: 2 arrested in connection with sexual assault of woman

Victim tells Local 4 men held her, daughter at gunpoint


DETROIT – Detroit police say they have arrested two people in connection with the sexual assault of a mother who was responding to a rental home listing on Craigslist.

Police said they took an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old into custody, but have released them pending DNA results.

The victim, who anonymously spoke to Local 4, said she had been looking on Craigslist for a home when she came across a listing that she wanted to see.

"He called my phone and said, 'Just come by and you can check out the house.' He was broadcasting to females that he was selling houses for people who didn't have houses," the woman said.

But when she showed up on the evening of April 28, she was held up at gunpoint by two men. The victim said one man grabbed her 2-year-old daughter while the other forced her behind the house.

"The man told my daughter to sit on porch and she actually watched him rape me," she said.

Her daughter wasn't harmed, but the men also took off with her purse and car.

"I want to tell the females to be careful. Never leave out alone. Everything online is not real," she said.