Accused sexual assault suspect caught, claims mistaken identity

 Mobile police have arrested the man they believe sexually assaulted a high school student as she was walking home from school Monday, April 7.

Jermaine Young, 26, was arrested and charged with first degree rape.

Young proclaimed his innocence and believes he was arrested because he resembles a composite sketch the victim helped police create and because he resides on Donald street.

Police believe he ambushed a 16-year old girl as she was walking home from school off Donald Street and took a shortcut to her neighborhood.

The cut-through is a popular route for Leflore Highschool students, giving them access to a large neighborhood off Donald street.

Police could not go into too much detail about their investigation but made sure to thank the public for help.

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