D.C. man sentenced to 6 years for sexual assault

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A D.C. man who sexually assaulted a woman near the Rhode Island Metro Station was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday.

Dashayn James Slade, 36, pled guilty in July 2017 to attempted first-degree sexual abuse. Following his release from prison, he will be placed on supervised release and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Police say Slade assaulted the victim, who was a stranger to him, while she was walking to work near the Rhode Island Metro Station in the early morning of December 2009. Slade grabbed her from the Rhode Island Avenue overpass. He then pulled the victim over a concrete wall, across train tracks, and to a timber pile before sexually assaulting her. 

DNA evidence was used to identify and arrest Slade in January 2016.

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