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Sexual assault suspect identified, arrested

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The suspect of a Casa Grande sexual assault case has been identified and arrested.

Dakota Blake Williams, 23, was arrested Tuesday for the sexual assault of a 32-year-old female and was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on one count of sexual assault and one count of kidnapping.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the suspect offered a ride to a 32-year-old female at an AM/PM convenience store on Florence Boulevard in the Casa Grande area, according to Sheriff Paul Babeu.

The suspect told the woman his name was William. The suspect then drove the female into the desert near Woodruff Lane and Henness Road, where he sexually assaulted her.

He drove a red older model Pontiac Firebird with a t-top.

One citizen saw the drawing of the suspect and reported him anonymously.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant Tuesday, resulting in the seizure of the vehicle.

Williams was picked up in Casa Grande by patrol deputies and was identified by the victim through a photo lineup.

According to detectives, evidence suggests that Williams has committed at least one other sexual assault in Pinal County. That case is still under investigation.

"Often time victims of sexual assaults don't report the crime out of fear," Sheriff Paul Babeu said. "This case is a prime example of how serious law enforcement takes these types of crimes. I want to thank the citizen that saw this composite drawing and called into Silent Witness and helped get this violent predator off the streets."

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have been a victim of Williams to please contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (520) 866-5111.

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