- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been arraigned in the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl as she walked to school in Highland Park, an attack that angered the community and led to a door-to-door effort to solve the crime.

A judge on Thursday ordered 24-year-old Ramirez Dewberry jailed on first-degree criminal sexual conduct and other charges.

Dewberry is described as homeless. He was arrested Wednesday in Jackson while riding a Greyhound bus to Detroit from Chicago.

Highland Park Police Chief Kevin Coney says tips led to Dewberry’s arrest for the Dec. 11 attack.

The Rev. Malik Shabazz gives credit to an “unbeatable coalition” of police, volunteers, clergy and news media.

A defense attorney is expected to be assigned to Dewberry. A hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 20.


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