Detroit man charged in sexual assault, kidnapping

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Jovon Boykins Sr., at 35-year-old Detroit man, has been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping in connection to a sexual assault this month on the city’s west side.

Boykins will be arraigned Thursday afternoon in 36th District Court, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

Boykins was arrested Wednesday on Detroit’s west side on an unrelated traffic warrant, police say. He turned himself in to Detroit police just hours after Crime Stoppers of Michigan circulated a poster related to a sexual assault, with a police sketch that looks similar to Boykins.

On July 10, just before 11 a.m., an 18-year-old woman and her boyfriend got into an argument in the area of Zoom Gas Station at Plymouth and Hubbell, on the west side. A ‘good Samaritan’ bystander was watching the dispute, police say, and afterward offered the woman a ride home.

The woman accepted it, and asked to be dropped off in the area of Greenfield and Plymouth, but instead the man allegedly took her to a vacant home in the 10600 block of Foley in Detroit. Police allege that the man sexually assaulted the woman there.

Detroit News Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.