Phoenix police arrest suspect in sexual assault of 14-year-old

Alexander Quihuis

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Alexander Quihuis

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 11:54 AM

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PHOENIX – Phoenix police have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

Alexander Quihuis, 29, was booked into jail Friday on one count of sexual conduct with a minor.

The teen contacted police on Dec. 17 and reported being the victim of a sexual assault.

Police said the suspect approached the victim in the area of 16th Street and Union Hills Drive and offered to pay her money to help him find a nearby store.

The teen got into the suspect's vehicle and he drove her to a parking lot in the area of Grovers and 19th avenues where he sexually assaulted her then dropped her off near Ninth Street and Union Hills Drive.

Police said the victim's necklace broke and she lost a pendant from the necklace inside the vehicle.

The suspect was described as white, 25 to 35 years old, with a medium build, brown hair, trimmed beard and mustache. He was driving a green, newer model four-door car.

Police released photos and video of a potential suspect on Jan. 3. With the public's help, detectives were able to identify and locate the suspect.

Police said they found the victim's pendant in Quihuis' vehicle.

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