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Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Rape of Teenager in Sandy Spring Area; Suspect Description Released

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division continue to investigate  the Thursday, September 15 sexual assault of a teenager that occurred while she was walking in the Sandy Spring area. To protect the victim, the Department is not releasing the victim’s age. Additional information, to include the location of the rape and the suspect's description, has been confirmed.

On September 15, officers were called to investigate the report of a sexual assault that had occurred between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Detectives spoke with the victim, who reported that she was walking to school and was in the area of the 17800 block of Auburn Village Drive when she was grabbed from behind by a male. The suspect, using no words, directed the victim to a grassy area located off of the 17800 block of Auburn Village Drive. The suspect then raped the victim. The victim returned home and reported the assault to her parents. Police were notified of the assault and responded to the hospital where the victim was receiving medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a non-white male, possibly Hispanic, 5’05” to 5’07” tall, with an average build and black hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and unknown color jeans.

Anyone with information about this sexual assault is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to their line that leads to an arrest in this case. Residents are reminded to immediately call 911 if they observe suspicious activity.

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Release ID: 16-246
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: sexual-offense