Police tracked down Willie Sorrell, 46, a week after the brutal May 7th attack inside the woman’s 17th and Denny apartment that left the victim battered. She was hospitalized in intensive care for 10 days following the attack and was expected to require at least another week in the hospital before a long recovery process, according to police, after suffering multiple fractured ribs, a fractured clavicle, and a fractured pelvic bone. The victim told police she pleaded with her attacker, “Please don’t do this. I’m a mother. Please don’t do this.”
Prosecutors say Sorrell’s attack comes in an escalating series of assaults including a February 24th incident in which he pleaded guilty to assault after knocking a female to the ground and getting on top of her. That same date a few hours later, Sorrell was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to another woman on the street.
Sorrell is charged with first degree burglary and attempted rape in the second degree. Prosecutors asked that Sorrell be held on $500,000 bail. He remains jailed and faces additional an additional charge for a separate drug crime. Police say Sorrell admitted to being high on meth at the time of the Capitol Hill attack. Police arrested Sorrell at 16th and E Olive’s Sound Mental Health clinic on Friday, May 13th just blocks from the scene of the attack.