Aggravated Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

DENTON, TX, July 21, 2021 – On July 17, at 4:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cleveland St. in response to a Sexual Assault call. A third-party caller reported a female victim of a sexual assault had approached them asking for help.

Officers and paramedics were dispatched, and the female was transported to a local hospital. In an interview with the woman, investigators learned she had been strangled, repeatedly punched, threatened, and sexually assaulted by an unknown male suspect.

After a thorough investigation, the suspect was identified as 21-year-old Gadiel Alejandro Davila-Perez of Little Elm. The Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, composed of members from the Denton Police Department and Denton County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Davila-Perez today with the assistance of the Little Elm Police Department.

Davila-Perez is currently in the City of Denton Jail being held on a $1 million bond.

Out of respect for this sexual assault survivor, and to protect the integrity of this investigation, no additional details are available at this time. If you recognize this suspect and have any relevant information, please contact Detective Marqui Curtis at (940) 349-7727.

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