Man accused of assaulting multiple elderly women in Harris County

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Investigators with Harris County Constable Mark Herman’s Office have released the photo of a suspect they  say assaulted multiple elderly women in the Houston area on different occasions.

The search for Charles Galloway, 23, lasted two weeks until the suspect was arrested Wednesday and charged with injury to the elderly.

The alleged incidents happened on March 20 in the 15900 block of Pin Oak, April 24 in the 16200 block of N Cross, April 27 in the 16300 block of Embry Hills and May 2 in the 15800 block of N Bend.

Investigators said Galloway would come up behind the victims while they were working in their  yards and assault them, throwing them to the ground. In the latest case, the elderly woman was attacked from behind and her pants were pulled down. Officers said the victim was able to scream, at which time, the suspect ran away.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood and obtained video of the suspect running and getting into a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon, investigators said. The car was found, which linked investigators to Galloway, a resident in the area.

Galloway was identified in a photo lineup, investigators said.

“Each attack became more physical and sexual in nature,” Constable Mark Herman said. “Due to the suspect’s actions it became our No. 1 priority to arrest him and protect our elderly citizens.”

Additional charges on Mr. Galloway are currently being sought through the District Attorney’s Office.