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Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Employee Charged with Assault & 4th Degree Sexual Offenses Occurring in an Ambulance

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 3, 2018

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section have charged Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, age 33, of the 7400 block of Brenish Drive in Gaithersburg, with three counts of a 4th Degree Sexual Offense and one count of 2nd Degree Assault, related to an incident that occurred on July 3, 2018.

On Tuesday, July 3, Obando-Rodriguez allegedly committed these offenses in his capacity as a  Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services (MCFRS) employee while providing treatment to an adult female within a MCFRS ambulance en route to a local hospital.

The investigation by detectives determined that Obando-Rodriguez was providing treatment to an adult female when he allegedly touched the victim inappropriately under the pretense of providing medical treatment.  Obando-Rodriguez then gave his phone number to the victim.

On November 30, Obando-Rodriguez was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant charging him with one count of a 2nd Degree Assault and three counts of 4th Degree Sexual Offenses.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was released on Friday, November 30, after posting a $5000 bond.

Obando-Rodriguez has been with the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services since 2013.  At the time of this offense, Obando-Rodriguez was stationed at Fire Station 8 located in Gaithersburg.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident.  Anyone who has information regarding Obando-Rodriguez or this incident is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.


Photograph of Mario Obando-RodriguezPhotograph of Mario Obando-Rodriguez (Original Image)

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Release ID: 18-518
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: assault, press-releases, sexual-offense