INVESTIGATION UPDATE: POLICE ARREST SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT
(Wilmington, DE 19085) Yesterday, (July 22) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Family Services Squad were able to identify 22-year-old Nijir Lee as the suspect in this case and the Special Investigations Squad apprehended him without incident.
Nijir Lee has been charged with one count of Felony Rape in the first degree, one count of felony Robbery in the first degree, one count of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and one felony count of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited.
He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $223,000 cash bail.
“I am very sorry that the victim had to endure such a tragic event. The victim’s bravery during this encounter allowed our investigators to quickly identify and arrest this predator” said New Castle County Police Chief Colonel Vaughn Bond Jr.