UPDATE: 19-year-old Green Bay man charged with sexual assault of woman in downtown area

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WEDNESDAY, 10/13/2021 3:28 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Charges have officially been filed against a 19-year-old Green Bay resident after a sexual assault at the Metreau apartments on E. Walnut Street on October 1.

Di’Anthony Rowe has been charged with one count of second degree sexual assault and one count of possession of THC. According to the criminal complaint, the incident happened around 3 a.m. on October 1 after a complainant called officials stating a man had reached down their friend’s pants and they did not know who the man was.

When officers arrived, the victim stated she and her friends had just gotten back home around 2:45 a.m. when they noticed a man outside of their apartment building stating that he had a friend on the 4th floor but couldn’t get ahold of her. They let him into the building and asked if he needed anything.

The man had stayed in the lobby while the woman brought him water and a smoothie. According to the criminal complaint, the two were talking and during the conversation, the suspect took his hand and put it down the victim’s pants. She started to scream and punch him until he eventually ran off.

Officials obtained video footage of the suspect running from the scene wearing black pants with pink stripes, white shoes, a lime green mask and a black hoodie. Initially, they did not know the identity of the suspect.

Detectives went to Alive N’ Kickin’ Pizza in Green Bay to meet with a staffing specialist to discuss the suspect, identified as Di’Anthony Rowe, who worked there. Documents show that Rowe arrived at work on September 30 at 10:21 p.m. and left at 12:41 a.m., showing he was not at work at the time of the assault. In the video shown, Rowe is wearing the same clothing that the suspect in the assault had on.

At that time, officers sat and surveyed the home where Rowe was living and took him into custody. During the interview with detectives, Rowe did admit that he was at the apartments on E. Walnut Street but stated he did not sexually assault the victim, saying his hand did go toward her but he said that’s where the victim’s wallet was. In the surveillance video, the victim was wearing a purse and Rowe never attempted to take the purse from her.

A $25,000 cash bond has been set for Rowe, as well as a preliminary hearing which is scheduled for October 21.

UPDATE: Man arrested in sex assault at Metreau apartments

TUESDAY 10/12/2021 2:28 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- The Green Bay Police Department announced that they have made an arrest relating to a sexual assault investigation.

The alleged incident occurred on Friday, October 1, in the 100 block of E. Walnut Street.

According to the release, GBPD has arrested a 19-year-old male. A name for the individual has not been released at this time.

Local Law Enforcement wants to thank the community’s help in identifying and arresting the suspect.

No additional information has been released at this time. Local Five will update this story when new details are made public.

UPDATE: Green Bay Police seek community’s help identifying suspect accused of sexual assault

MONDAY 10/11/2021 2:15 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- Green Bay Police Department is asking the community to help identify a person believed to be connected to an alleged sexual assault incident.

Officers first shared word that they were looking for the individual on Wednesday, October 6.

According to the release, the alleged attack and sexual assault occurred in the 100 block of E. Walnut Street on Friday, October 1. Officials explain the victim does not know her attacker.

The suspect was last seen heading Westbound on the Walnut St. Bridge.

Officers are urging anyone to come forward with information that they may believe to be relevant to this investigation. You can contact Det. Brey at 920-448-3200 Ext. 0275 or Det. Kingston at 448-3222. If a person wishes to remain anonymous, you can call Crime stoppers at 920-432-7867.

Local Five will update this story as new details become available to the public.

ORIGINAL STORY: Green Bay Police asks public for help in identifying individual

WEDNESDAY 10/06/2021 3:08 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a person who may be involved in an incident that recently happened in downtown Green Bay.

Officers ask anyone with information to contact Det. Brey at 920-448-3200 Ext. 0275 or Det. Kingston at 448-3222. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime stoppers at 920-432-STOP (7867).

Community members can also submit a tip online at, or utilize the “P3 Tips” app for crime tips.

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