On April 4, 2011 at approximately 8:30pm San Francisco Police arrested Xavier Neal, 18, San
Francisco resident on sexual assault and kidnapping charges. Neal is currently being held at San
Francisco county jail.
Investigative steps taken by Inspector Sidney Laws and officers from Ingleside Police district
lead up to the identification of the suspect.
Earlier in the evening at approximately 7:30pm, Inspector Laws, along with uniformed officers
responded to the Sunnydale area and made contact with Neal. After a thorough investigation,
Neal was subsequently booked on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
In this incident, a female victim was jogging in Crocker Amazon Park near the basketball court
above the soccer field. The victim was grabbed from behind by the male suspect. The suspect
forced her into the grassy area, where he sexually assaulted her.
We would also like to thank the public for their help in this case, as well as media outlets for
broadcasting/writing about this case, immediately bringing it to the public’s attention.
Due to great work by the police working with the public, we were able to quickly arrest a sexual
assault suspect in this case.
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