Suspect charged in rape of 18-year flight attendant

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 09:43:57-04

The man suspected in the rape of an 18-year-old flight attendant in Romulus is now facing charges. 

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 44-year-old Dwuan Parkman of Westland with criminal sexual conduct and home invasion. 

Sources tell 7 Action News that Parkman turned himself in to police on July 2. 

He was first identified from hotel surveillance video and was considered a person of interest before officially being named a suspect. 

Police say 18-year-old Air Georgian flight attendant had a layover June 20 at Detroit Metro Airport. She went with her co-workers to the Wheat and Rye Restaurant near the airport.

We're told the woman then left the restaurant in a taxi with co-workers and went to the Days Inn Hotel across from the airport.

Police say the suspect arrived around the same time, driving a separate vehicle. The suspect loitered in and around the hotel prior to disappearing from surveillance camera view. Police say he somehow got into his victim’s room and raped her.