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Prince George's County Man Arrested for Twenty-Three-Year-Old Rape

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 7, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Cold Case Unit has arrested a Prince George’s County man for a rape allegedly committed 23-years-ago and believe there may be more victims.

On July 26, 2000, at approximately 1:55 a.m., two victims walking along Montgomery Village Avenue were approached by a suspect who was armed with a handgun.  The suspect, later identified as 47-year-old James Lorenzo Greene, allegedly robbed the victims of property and raped one of the victims. 


Cold Case Detectives submitted evidence from the crime scene to the crime laboratory and a DNA profile was extracted from the evidence. The DNA was submitted into the Combined DNA Index System and matched to Greene.  


Cold Case Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Greene, charging him with first-degree rape, armed robbery, and first-degree assault.  Greene was arrested by the Repeat Offender Section on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at his residence in Prince George's County.  

Detectives are asking for anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of Greene to contact the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Release ID: 23-530
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: sexual-offense