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Detectives Investigate Rape in Rockville

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

UPDATE:  In the evening hours of October 3, a suspect was arrested in this case.  His identity and additional details will be released once he has been formally charged.  

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division are investigating a rape that occurred just before midnight on Tuesday, October 2, in Rockville.


On October 3 at approximately 12:11 a.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a wooded area adjacent to 15 West Gude Drive for the report of a rape that had just occurred.  The adult female victim reported that she was walking on the sidewalk of Route 355 (Frederick Road) approaching West Gude Drive when a male suspect physically assaulted her, forced her from the area of the roadway to a wooded area, and sexually assaulted her.  During the assault, the victim was able to break free from the suspect.  The victim ran to a nearby office building and summonsed a security guard for help.  Police were called.


The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries and remains at the hospital at this time.


The suspect is described as a white or light-complected Hispanic male with short hair, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 155 pounds.


Detectives are actively investigating this rape and are urging anyone with information to contact Special Victims Investigations Division detectives at 240.774.5400.



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Release ID: 18-415
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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