- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Records show a man charged with trying to rape a woman last month on a Metro train outside the nation’s capital had been identified as a suspect in an indecent-exposure incident that occurred earlier in April.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1OVtQlV) Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly says police were in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for 39-year-old John Prentice Hicks for indecent exposure when the alleged sexual assault happened April 12.

Documents show Metro police used video recordings and a witness account to identify Hicks as the suspect who exposed himself April 2 on a train.

Hicks, of Washington, D.C., was arrested April 12 after a woman said she was attacked by a man with a knife. He faces charges including first-degree rape and was ordered held without bond Monday.

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Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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