sexual assault

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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June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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June 5, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Aspen Hill Man Charged With Rape, Assault

A 38-year old Aspen Hill man has been charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault in the sexual assault of a woman on May 25. Orlando Constantino Coffield, a resident of Postgate Terrace in Aspen Hill, was arrested on June 2 in Ocean City by Montgomery County police officers and is currently being held without […]

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