Peoria police arrests man who allegedly sexually assaulted woman
PHOENIX — The Peoria Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on Wednesday morning.
Eniefiok Akpanikat, 22, was arrested at his residence near Olive and 97th avenues at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Akpanikat knocked on the door of a residence near 97th Drive and Olive Avenue at about 8 a.m. and solicited a woman who answered the door for work walking dogs or babysitting, according to police.
ARREST MADE! @PeoriaPoliceAZ Detectives and SWAT arrested 22-year-old Eniefiok Akpanikat at approximately 8:15pm, at his residence in the 9600 block of W. Mission Lane. We would like to thank everyone for their assistance. #PeoriaPDAZ #PeoriaPoliceAZ #Arrest #Peoriaaz pic.twitter.com/9ltk2GPl5W
— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaPoliceAZ) November 14, 2019
He then entered the residence and allegedly sexually assaulted the woman, police said.
Akpanikat left the residence when a relative of the woman entered the room.
Police were unable to locate Akpanikat despite the use of a K9 unit and drone.
Akpanikat was described as a heavyset black male with curly black hair, a bushy beard and a possible mark or skin discoloration on his right cheek next to his mouth.