Police Charge Suspect with Sex Offense (PHOTO)
A Potomac man faces sex offense charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman after she left a local restaurant.
Dimitrios Fragoyannis, 49, of the 10500 block of Rivers Bend Lane in Potomac, is charged with one count of 4th-degree sex offense, one count of indecent exposure and one count of second-degree assault.
On June 12, officers responded for a report of a 42-year-old woman who reported that she was assaulted by Fragoyannis after leaving the “Mamma Lucia” restaurant on Shady Grove Road. The victim told officers that while she was eating in the restaurant, she noticed that Fragoyannis, who was unknown to her, kept looking and staring at her. The victim drove out of the parking lot and unbeknownst to her, Fragoyannis began to follow in his car, according to police.
Fragoyannis allegedly began to honk his horn several times to get the victim’s attention. The victim stopped at a red light and Fragoyannis pulled alongside of her and yelled for her to pull over, police said. The victim thought something may be wrong with her car and pulled into a nearby parking lot as Fragoyannis followed, according to police.
According to the report, Fragoyannis parked beside the victim’s car and walked over to the driver’s side of her vehicle. The victim opened her car door and Fragoyannis reached into the victim’s car and allegedly sexually assaulted her. The victim yelled for Fragoyannis to stop and pushed him away, police said. Fragoyannis reached back into the vehicle and allegedly sexually assaulted the victim again. Fragoyannis then stepped back, unzipped his pants, and exposed himself to the victim, according to police. The victim slammed her car door shut and left the parking lot.
On June 15, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Fragoyannis, charging him with one count of 4th degree sex offense, one count of indecent exposure, and one count of second degree assault. Fragoyannis was arrested on June 19 by 5th District officers and was released from the Central Processing Unit after posting a $5,000 bond.