April 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Update: Detectives Release Sketch of Rape Suspect

Montgomery County police have released a composite sketch of the man they think raped a woman Saturday in Montgomery Village. The man is described as in his late 20s with brown hair. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a tattoo behind his left ear and was last seen […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Say North Bethesda Man Charged With Rape May Have More Victims

A North Bethesda man has been charged with multiple sex offenses for incidents that police say occurred in October 2017 and January 2019. Austin Blaine Vann of North Bethesda, 29, allegedly committed sexual offenses against two women that police are aware of. Vann met the first woman in July 2017 at a party, police say. […]

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March 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

DNA, Genealogy Help Cold Case Detectives ID Man Involved in Rapes, Murder

Montgomery County police believe they have identified the man who committed two unsolved rapes and an unsolved murder, all nearly 25 years ago, using DNA and genealogy. The culprit, identified as Kenneth Earl Day, died in March 2017 in Upshur County, West Virginia, when he was 52, police said. The two unsolved crimes in which […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Students Indicted on Eight Counts

The four 15-year-olds who face rape charges for an incident at Damascus High School have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury, a spokesman for State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Friday. The four — Jean Claude Abedi and Will Smith, both of Clarksburg, Caleb Thorpe of Gaithersburg and Kristian Jamal Lee of Germantown — […]

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October 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Make Arrest in Rockville Rape

A 21-year-old Rockville man is behind bars, charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl near the Twinbrook Metro, police said.  Malachi Peter Raymond of Autumn Wind Way in Rockville has been charged with the second-degree rape of the teenager, police said.  The two met on a Metrobus Monday, police said.  When the bus stopped […]

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October 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Rape Reported Near Twinbrook Metro

Police are investigating a rape of a 16-year-old girl that occurred near the Twinbrook Metro station on Monday. According to a Montgomery County police statement, the girl said she boarded a bus at Randolph and Selfridge roads in Wheaton. She and a male passenger, who was on the bus when she boarded, both left the bus […]

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October 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Man Charged in Rockville Rape

Update, 3 p.m. This story has been updated with information from the statement of charges. The man charged in a rape on Rockville will remain held without bail after a bail review Thursday afternoon, online court records show. Dustin Thomas Rogers, 25, has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree assault, police said. In Maryland, […]

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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Say Woman Raped Near Frederick Road in Rockville

A woman was raped just before midnight Oct. 2 as she was walking along Frederick Road in Rockville, a Montgomery County police statement said Wednesday. The woman said she was walking on the sidewalk near West Gude Drive when a man physically assaulted her, forced her to a wooded area and sexually assaulted her, police […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Man Charged in Sex Assaults

A 53-year-old man faces rape charges for incidents in March 2017 and July 2018, a Montgomery County police statement said. Steven G. Mitchell of the 600 block of First Street in Rockville was arrested July 13 for a March 21 incident after DNA comparisons were obtained. Mitchell was charged with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sexual offense, […]

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