GRAPEVINE, Texas -
Grapevine Police arrested a 17-year-old man for assaulting a woman
outside her apartment on Mustang Drive.
17-year-old Antony Gonzalez-Acosta
is charged with one count of Sexual Assault.
On Sunday, December 1, 2019, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the victim was
walking back to her apartment in the 3000 block of Mustang Drive when a man in
a gray hoodie sweatshirt ran up behind her and grabbed her genital area. The victim was able to get away and
Police reviewed surveillance video
from the parking lot of the complex and spotted the suspect running after the
victim. After speaking with
neighbors, they were able to identify the man in the video as Gonzalez-Acosta. Officers pulled him over Monday for a
traffic violation, and observed clothing worn during the attack inside his
vehicle. Gonzalez-Acosta was
taken into custody Monday evening. He
agreed to speak with detectives and confessed to the sexual assault.
Since the assaults on Mustang began,
officers have worked diligently to identify the attacker while increasing
patrols in the area, alerting residents, keeping apartment managers informed,
and hosting a number of free self-defense classes for women. Grapevine Police appreciates all of
the victims who came forward, and would like to thank everyone who called in
tips about the attacks, as well as the Department of Public Safety for creating
a suspect sketch and local news media for helping warn the public.