Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, September 24, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit have charged Tyquan Osborne, DOB: 09/16/1999, for his involvement in a recent sexual assault.
On September 15, 2021, a 14-year-old juvenile reported to police that a suspect approached her while she was walking her dog near the 900 block of West Sugar Creek Road. Following a casual conversation, the suspect physically forced her into a car and took her to another location where he sexually assaulted her. During the investigation, the juvenile was treated at a local hospital, and evidence was collected.
As a result of the investigation, Osborne, who is a convicted felon on probation, was identified as the suspect, and warrants were issued for his arrest. On September 23, 2021, the North Tryon Division's Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officers located and arrested Osborne without incident. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm. Following his interview with CAC Unit detectives, Osborne was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of indecent liberties with a child, first-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon.
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to leave it with the police by calling 9-1-1. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210915-1548-00.