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Rape Suspect Left Name, Phone Number for Victim

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A suspect in two violent Washington, D.C., attacks was arrested after he left his name and phone number for his second victim, officials said.

Demarco Myles, 19, is accused of raping a Howard University student in her dorm room on Nov. 2, then pinning the victim to her bed with his leg and writing down his name and phone number.

“He stated something to the effect of, ‘Since you don’t know me, here’s my number b—–,’” according to court documents.

The victim told Myles she did not need his number, the documents said, so he took a marker and crossed it out.

Police arrived at the scene and were able to trace the number to a residence belonging to Myles’ mother.

When he was brought in for questioning, Myles admitted he stabbed a woman on Oct. 26 after barging into her home, but claimed he only wanted to take her belongings, according to the court documents.

Myles said he did not mean to kill anyone and asked if the victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds but survived, had died, the court documents said.

The 19-year-old maintained, according to the documents, that the alleged incident at Howard University was “consensual.”

A statement on the university’s website said a mass email alert was sent out to students immediately after the assault.

“The safety of our campus community is paramount; we have consistently enhanced security and will take additional steps to bolster security in residence halls on a 24-hour basis,” the statement said.

Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, said detectives worked “around the clock since the first assault” in order to make the arrest.

“Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women,” she said.

A message left with Myles’ public defender, Liyah Brown, was not immediately returned.

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Fresh Off Basketball Injury, Obama and Family Attend College Game

Photo Courtesy - TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The first family stepped away from the White House Saturday to catch a college basketball game at Howard University.  First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, the head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team, was in town for the matchup against Howard.

This was the president’s first public appearance since catching an elbow in the mouth during a basketball game on Friday. The White House now says that President Obama injured his lower lip. The White House originally told reporters the president got 12 stitches to his upper lip.

The Obamas arrived to an enthusiastic but sparse crowd at Howard. President Obama, the first lady, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson sat next to Craig Robinson’s wife behind the Oregon State bench. The first daughters wore orange in a show of support for the Oregon State Beavers. 

The first family brought Robinson and the Beavers a bit of luck – the team defeated Howard 84-74.

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