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Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspect in Sexual Assault of Fresno Jogger

(FORT BEND COUNTY) - Fort Bend County Sheriff deputies have arrested 19-year-old Maleek Jamal Tristan, who authorities say confessed to sexually assaulting a jogger in Fresno.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan and Captain Dalia Simons with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division announced during a press conference that Tristan was arrested for an alleged sexual assault which occurred in Fresno.


Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 4000 block of W. Teal Run Estates at 2:46 p.m. March 22 and spoke to a woman in her 40s who was jogging on the track surrounding the retention pond behind the Estates of Teal Run Recreation Center. She told police she had been dragged to the ground and sexually assaulted by an unknown man.

Tristan was arrested and charged with sexual assault. He turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on open warrants for evading bond forfeiture and criminal trespass. He remains in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

“This case is a prime example of why we will never stop working on behalf of victims,” said Fagan. “I am grateful for diligence of dedicated detectives who ultimately identified the suspect.”


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