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Suspect Arrested for Sexually Assaulting and Robbing Victim- Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Seydou Badiaka, age 21, of Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and armed robbery of a 23-year-old female.

On April 6 at approximately 2:23 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from the victim, who was at the Sheraton Hotel located at 8777 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

Investigators responded to the Sheraton and determined that the victim met Badiaka on a website and arranged to meet him at the hotel in Silver Spring on April 6.  When Badiaka arrived at the victim's room and the victim opened the door, Badiaka produced a steak knife.  Badiaka held the knife to the victim's throat and demanded money.  After receiving the victim's money, Badiaka sexually assaulted the victim.  He then fled from the hotel room.

Badiaka was identified as the suspect via cellular phone records.

On Tuesday, April 19, Badiaka was arrested by detectives on the strength of an arrest warrant at his residence.  He has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and armed robbery.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims of Badiaka.  Anyone who believes that he/she was a victim or has any information about a victim is urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.



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Seydou BadiakaSeydou Badiaka (Original Image)


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Release ID: 16-097
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: sexual-offense, uncategorized