Leandre Burnett

mugshot of Leandre Burnett

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A man was arrested on Wednesday in relation to a case of sexual assault on an elderly woman.  

On Tuesday at 7:05 a.m., Las Vegas Metro Police responded to a report of a sexual assault in the 400 block of South 7th Street. Police say an elderly female victim was sleeping on a bench and was violently attacked and sexually assaulted by an unidentified male. 

Within 33 hours of the incident, police located 18-year-old Leandre Burnett and matched him with surveillance footage and descriptions of the suspect from police follow-up interviews. Burnett was arrested on multiple charges including attempted murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, battery and indecent exposure.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Recommended for you

(3) comments

just sayin'

BLM excuse. Give him a Knee.


Filthy uncivilized savage shoukd be EXECUTED! Why is an elderly lady sleeping in a bench? Homeless Seniors need help in Las Vegas and that fathead idiot Commie Sisolak only cares about "race hustling" Lowering Flags for Junteenth when kids are starving, beaten, murdered- elderly people being attacked and a Metro officer shot and paralyzed but "WEAR A MASK, so you dont infect your rapist...right Steve Sisolak...what a disgrace. Sisolak is a filthy traitor working for China and S oros.


Didn’t do nutin member 💯 % not guilty! Maybe related to obummer or Floyd?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.