sexual assault

May 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Juvenile Charged as Adult with Home Invasion, First-Degree Rape

Rockville resident Cristian Vasquez, age 15, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault and home invasion, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police. Vasquez is being charged as an adult for the crimes. On April 29, Vasquez entered the victim’s home through an unlocked door and sexually assaulted her when she returned […]

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March 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Hailed as a Hero, NFL Player and Bullis Alum Saves Woman from Assault

Justin Herron, a New England Patriots offensive lineman and a 2014 graduate of Potomac’s Bullis School, is being called a hero by police for saving a 71-year-old retired teacher from an attempted assault sexual last Saturday in a Tempe, Arizona, park. “It was something that I never dreamed that I thought I would see,” Herron […]

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March 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Investigating Sexual Assault on Rock Creek Park Trail

Detectives from the Maryland-National Capitol Park Police, Montgomery County Division, are investigating a sexual assault on the Rock Creek Trail in Kensington on March 9. The assault occurred on the trail access at Parkwood Drive and Clearbrook Lane at 6:45 p.m. According to police, “a juvenile female was approached from behind, wrestled to the ground, […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Silver Spring Man Charged with Inappropriately Touching a Minor

A Silver Spring man was charged with a sexual offense for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl in a laundromat in Aspen Hill, according to a press release from Montgomery County Police.   Julio Portillo-Hernandez, 56, was arrested and charged with two counts of a third-degree sexual offense.   The alledged sexual assault occured on Tuesday, Feb. 16 […]

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February 13, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Detectives Investigating Stabbing, Attempted Robbery and Sexual Assault in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg detectives are investigating the stabbing, attempted robbery and attempted sexual assault of a woman that occurred on Feb. 10. The victim, a 52-year-old woman, suffered a stab wound to her upper body. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. According to the police statement, at approximately 9:08 p.m. on Wednesday, police officers […]

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December 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Driving Instructor Arrested for Inappropriately Touching Female Students

Montgomery County police arrested a local driving instructor for the inappropriate and unwanted touching of two female students, according to a press release. The possibility of additional victims is a concern for police. Leon Anthony Johnson Jr., 55, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault. The offenses occurred while he was working as a driving […]

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October 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Jogger Assaulted In Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Oct. 18 in which a female jogger was assaulted sexually. According to police, at 8:50 p.m., a female was jogging on Maple Avenue when she was assaulted by a male who grabbed her buttocks and then fled on foot. The man was described as white, […]

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August 5, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Creates Guide on Accessing Sexual Assault Services During COVID-19

Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) has created a guide to accessing sexual assault services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide includes how to access sexual assault forensic exams, or “rape kits,” services, and counseling. It also provides information on what to expect during a forensic exam and how services have changed […]

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July 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Charged with Assaulting Woman in his Home

A Gaithersburg man was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree rape and second-degree assault of a woman he was tattooing in his home.  Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives arrested Corey Antonio DeVaul, 28, on Sunday. On Saturday, an adult female called police to report that she was sexually assaulted by DeVaul as he tattooed […]

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July 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Gaithersburg Student’s Family Suing School Board, Says He Was Assaulted in Locker Room

A lawsuit filed on behalf of John Doe by his mother claims he was sexually assaulted by students at Gaithersburg High School (GHS) in 2018, when he was a freshman there.  The suit was filed by Jane Doe against the Montgomery County Board of Education, then-GHS Principal Dr. Christine Handy and GHS wrestling Coach Eric […]

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