PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say a Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of a man for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
In March, a 15-year-old girl reported that she was walking home from a friend’s house when a man forced her into an abandoned garage and sexually assaulted her.
The victim provided a description of the suspect, and a man matching that description was seen in a surveillance video from the T station at Potomac and Broadway Avenues.
Someone who saw the surveillance video called police with a tip that the person in the video, later identified as 38-year-old Desi Walker, frequents the downtown area.
Port Authority Police spotted Walker in the downtown area around 8 a.m. Friday and took him into custody.
Walker told police the sex was consensual, but police then told him the victim was only 15 years old.
Allegheny County Police have charged Walker with statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor and involuntary deviant sexual intercourse.
He has been transported to the Allegheny County Jail.