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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Rape Investigation

by Officer James Roberson

May 23, 2024

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Eighth District, Good Police Work, Sexual Assault

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Rape Investigation

The NOPD Sex Crimes Unit arrested Ernest Dixon (black male, DOB: 06-10-2002) for First Degree Rape and Theft. 

The crime occurred on Monday, May 21, 2024, at approximately 3:00pm, inside of a business located on St. Ann Street in the Eighth District.

The subject allegedly entered the business and threatened the lone female employee behind the cash register while armed with a gun.

The subject reportedly sexually assaulted the female, took the victim's cell phone, and fled the location.

Sex Crimes detectives were able to quickly identify the subject, locate him, and apprehend him with the assistance of NOPD Sex Offender's Registry Unit and the U.S Marshals.

Additional charges related to this case may be pending.

Dixon was also wanted for and arrested on a domestic violence incident that occurred in April 2024. He was additionally charged with Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, and Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault Child Endangerment.


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