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17-year-old facing charges in two sex assault cases; SAPD looking for other potential victims

Police say the teenager has been arrested in connection with cases that happened in late June and early July.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police say two sexual assault cases under investigation are related, and they are asking anyone with additional information to reach out with potential clues.

Police say 17-year-old Justyn Curl will be charged as an adult with two counts of attempted aggravated sexual assault. The attacks happened near one another in northwest San Antonio, and police claim the two victims gave similar accounts of the attacks, including their descriptions of the assailant. 

Investigators also said that when they went to Curl's home with a search warrant, they found physical evidence linking him to both attacks.

Police don't release specifics about sex assault cases in an effort to protect victims' identities, but online records link one of the attacks to the area of Loop 1604 and Bandera Road.

That attack happened in late June around 9:45pm in the area near the 11700 block of Bandera. No further details of that case are available, but at the time, the incident was filed as an aggravated sex assault.

However, there are details about the violent second attack, which police said happened in early July in the area around Bowens Crossing and Loop 1604. 

The report, with redactions to protect the victim, states that a woman was out for an early morning walk when a young man pulled her into a drainage ditch and beat her.  

The woman told police the man punched her in the face repeatedly with a closed fist and then used a broken piece of concrete to hit her in the back of the head as she struggled to get away.  

Offering details about the intense nature of the attack, in the section of the report for "weapons / force involved" the notation reads:  "hardened concrete and hands, feet, teeth, etc."

The report details how the woman fought the man until he gave up and took off after stealing some items from her.

The report also states the woman went to a nearby home to call for EMS, and that security camera video of the incident shows the disoriented victim had blood on her head, face and clothing. Because of the age of the victim, the initial offense report prepared at the time of the attack lists the charge as Injury to the Elderly.

Although police released their plea for additional information on Wednesday, Curl is not listed in online court records that would indicate he has made an appearance before a magistrate judge in the adult court system, so KENS 5 is still working on independent confirmation of his present status with regard to official charges or bond settings. 

Police said the investigation is ongoing and they have additional information they are developing. In the meantime, anyone with information on the suspect or anyone needing to report a sexual assault is asked to call (210)207-7273.

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