Silver Spring Man Arrested for Second-Degree Rape

Demitrious Harriott | MCPD

A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with second-degree rape and robbery after an early morning incident Friday in Silver Spring.  

Around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, in an apartment at the 8500 block of 16th StreetDemitrious Harriott pushed a woman against a stairwell, and sexually and physically assaulted her, according to the policeHe reportedly slammed the victim’s face into a concrete wall, stole the victim’s phone and fled the scene. 

The suspect and the victim had been talking through a dating application and agreed to meet at Harriott’s residence, according to the Special Victims Investigations Division.  

Officers responded and arrested the suspect at approximately 6:15 a.m. at the apartment building in Silver Spring.  

He is being held without bail. 

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Ashley Peccerelli

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Ashley Peccerelli is a Multiplatform Journalism major at the University of Maryland. She can be reached at apeccerelli@mymcmedia.org.

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