sexual assault

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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November 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Assaulted on Shady Grove Road, Police Say

Montgomery County police say a woman was sexually assaulted Thursday on Shady Grove Road near Key West Avenue and Blackwell Road in Rockville. The woman was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached her from behind. He pushed her into a grassy area along the road and began to sexually assault her, police said. […]

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August 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Man for Attempted Sexual Assault in Rockville

A computer-generated image released Friday is the face of a man who tried to assault a woman in Rockville. Montgomery County police said a sexual assault occurred about 11 p.m. Monday at a Rockville apartment complex in the 200 block of Rollins Avenue in Rockville. A man approached a woman who was sitting outside talking […]

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October 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Rape at a Bus Stop in Gaithersburg

A woman waiting for a bus Friday morning was sexually assaulted and raped, Montgomery County police said. The incident occurred at Watkins Mill Road and Travis Lane when she was approached by a man, described to be in his late 20s, police said. He was wearing a dark-colored, checkered shirt and jacket, police said. He […]

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June 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Police Report Two Heroin-Related Arrests in Latest Crime Summary

Rockville city police had two heroin-related arrests, according to the latest city police crime summary. The first was between 12:43 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 19 in the 200 block of West Gude Drive. A 23-year-old woman was arrested for two counts of second-degree assault on a police officer, obstructing and hindering a police investigation, […]

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April 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Defense Attorney Waives Preliminary Hearing for 18-Year-Old Defendant Charged with Rape at Rockville High School (VIDEO)

In a Rockville District courtroom today, defense attorney David Hollenberg waived a preliminary hearing for Henry Sanchez, the 18-year-old defendant accused of raping a student at Rockville High School on March 16. Outside the courthouse, Hollenberg explained that the defense team is waiting for more discovery from prosecutors. “We understand the state’s attorney’s office will […]

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March 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

17-Year-Old Rape Suspect Appears in District Court on Friday (VIDEO)

One of the two suspects charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom on March 16, at Rockville High School, appeared in District Court on Friday in Rockville. During the preliminary hearing for the 17-year-old suspect, prosecutors asked Judge Eugene Wolfe to continue the case for one week because of new evidence. Defense attorneys […]

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March 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Met with MCPS Superintendent Smith Today, DeVos Issues Statement (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met briefly with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith today during a visit at Carderock Springs Elementary School. Their meeting comes one week to the day that a 14-year-old girl reported she was raped at Rockville High School by two other students. “We are very concerned about the situation […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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