Possible serial sexual assault suspect arrested in Denver

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DENVER (KDVR) — Police in Denver have arrested a man in connection to one sexual assault, and they say he is believed to be involved in three other similar assaults in the past week.

Abiye Adamu, 31, is being held for investigation of sexual assault and kidnapping from an incident that happened on Nov. 28. He’s also suspected of three other attacks between Nov. 25 and Nov. 29.

Police say Adamu forced or lured the victims into a black 2016 Honda Civic in the North Capitol Hill and Downtown areas. Police didn’t give dates, but say the assaults began in the following areas:

  • 17th Street and Wynkoop Street (near Union Station)
  • East 16th Avenue and North Logan Street
  • 17th Street and North Broadway
  • East Colfax Avenue and North Clarkson Street

Police said they believe there may be additional victims who are asked to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000. Victims from outside of Denver are asked to contact the department where the assault occurred.

Because police are still investigating details of the alleged assaults, they will have not released Adamu’s photo.

FOX31 has obtained an arrest report from March 2020 in which he is charged with soliciting prostitution in Aurora. The report includes a vehicle matching the description above that had a Lyft sticker on it. In an email after his arrest in Denver the rideshare company said he had not been an employee for more than a year.

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