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January 31, 2020 | Staff Writer

Rockville Man Arrested and Charged with First-Degree Rape

Montgomery County Police detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) arrested and charged a man with a rape that occurred in Rockville on Jan. 29. William Gelfeld, age 50, of Overlea Drive in Rockville allegedly raped and assaulted a woman at his residence on Jan. 25. On Jan. 27, Fairfax County police officers contacted […]

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September 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Say Virginia Man Charged With Rape May Have More Victims

A Virginia man has been charged with a rape that occurred Aug, 24 in Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County police. Oluwakayode Adewole Adebusuyi of Fairfax, Virginia, allegedly assaulted and raped a 28-year old woman, police said. Police received a report of a woman crying in the middle of the 6900 block of Clarendon Road […]

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August 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Promises to Assist 11-Year-Old Rape Victim, Family

The Montgomery County Council has pledged to assist the 11-year-old victim at the center of a case in which two Salvadoran nationals have been charged with rape. We are heartbroken to learn about the rape of an 11-year-old girl in Germantown and will continue to keep her in our thoughts, but most important we will […]

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August 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Says County Will Tell ICE When Accused Rapists Are Released

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says the county will notify federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when two illegal immigrants from El Salvador, accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, are released from custody. Elrich issued the statement late Wednesday. The statement follows his “Promoting Community Trust” executive order in which Elrich outlined the county’s role […]

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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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