Joel Mambe Mugshot

Credit: Arlington Police Department

Police: Suspect Arrested For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Of UT Arlington Student

June 21, 2018 - 6:51 am

ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - Police have arrested a suspect after a UT Arlington student was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Wednesday.

Arlington Police chief Will Jinson says Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Thursday for aggravated kidnapping, robbery, and sexual assault.

Police say a gun was recovered along with victim’s property at arrest scene.

According to reports, the female victim was returning home to the Midtown Apartments on UTA Boulevard at around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday when an unidentified man with a handgun kidnapped her.

Investigators say the suspect sexually assaulted her and forced her to withdraw money from two ATMs, before making her drive to a different location where he exited her vehicle and left.

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