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Sexual assault suspect arrested, police seeking potential additional victims

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 15:26:42-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Police Department arrested 39-year-old Leo Marcus Henry Sterling for three counts of sexual assault that took place in Colorado Springs.

In April of 2021, CSPD initiated a criminal investigation into a reported sexual assault.

During the investigation, Sterling was identified as the suspect and three more victims were discovered. It was learned that the sexual assaults occurred between May 2020 and Feb. 2022.

Sterling, formerly known as Rashad Faheem Cousin was also identified as a suspect in an additional sexual assault that took place in Aurora, Colorado.

Throughout his military career from 2003 to 2015, Sterling was stationed at various locations across the United States and may be responsible for similar incidents in other states, on the front range and in Colorado Springs.

Sterling remains in custody at the El Paso County Jail.

CSPD detectives are looking for more information, including unreported incidents.

Anyone who has further information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.

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