Suspect in custody for sexual assault of 69 year-old woman


rapd 1On 12/12/2015 a home invasion/ sexual assault of a 69 year old woman was reported on MLK Drive in Racine. DNA and other evidence was recovered leading to tangible, investigable leads. The Racine Police Department developed and identified DEXTER SWANAGAN as alleged offender. Today, SWANGAN has his initial appearance in court where the Racine County District Attorneys office is charging him with 2 counts of 2nd degree sexual assault, aggravated battery, burglary to an occupied residence and felony intimidation of a victim.

Furthermore, SWANGAN has been in custody since 12/17/2015 due to pending drug charges.

On Saturday, December 12th, 2015, at 4:52 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Drive regarding a home invasion. Responding officers learned that a suspect forcibly entered the home in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Drive and sexually assaulted a 69 year old female victim.

The investigators are following several leads and continue to process evidence. Investigators are looking for a light skin black male, approx. 510.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.