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Sexual Assault Suspect Surrenders

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Credit: LVMPD

Credit: LVMPD

(Las Vegas, KXNT)- A local teen has turned himself in to police for the sexual assault of a woman.

Metro Police arrested a 17-year-old Nikholeus “Niko” Cleland who turned in to detectives Tuesday.

According to police, the victim was driving near the intersection of Durango Drive and the southern beltway at around 2:45 a.m. when she was confronted by an armed suspect and sexually assaulted.

Cleland has been certified as an adult and is facing charges including kidnapping, robbery with a deadly weapon, sexual assault with a deadly weapon, battery and open and gross lewdness.

Surveillance video of the suspect was released to the public showing the alleged suspect inside of a convenience store moments before the assault took place.

He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

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