Suspect bound over for trial in rape of 18-year-old flight attendant

Posted at 10:39 AM, Aug 03, 2016

The man suspected in the rape of an 18-year-old flight attendant in Romulus has been bound over for trial.

Dwuan Parkman, 45, of Westland appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday. The victim in the case testified that Parkman raped her at a hotel near Detroit Metro Airport. Parkman is expected back in court on August 10.

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 the 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.