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Sexual assault suspect taken into custody

Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-14 21:26:00-05

Officers were able to locate a man wanted for a sexual assault Saturday night.

Twenty-six-year-old Carl Anthony Parris was found sleeping on Park Place Mall's property by a security guard.

The security guard alerted an officer working at the mall and Parris was then taken into custody.

He was booked into Pima County Jail for one count of kidnapping and six counts of sexual assault.

Tucson Police is investigating a sexual assault that happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning just north of the University of Arizona campus.

A female security guard reported that a man sexually assaulted her while she was doing a security check inside the complex at 1201 N. Park Ave.

Detectives identified the suspect as 26-year-old Carl Anthony Parris after collecting evidence and talking to the victim.

Parris has been described as a 6'0" tall African American man with a thin build and beard. Police say he has multiple tattoos, including the name "Diana" on the right side of his neck.

Parris is considered to be extremely dangerous.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital and is now with her family.

If you have any information about this man, call 9-1-1 immediately.