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Forty-Six-Year-Old Charged with Second-Degree Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD – A 46-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second-degree rape of a minor.

Charles Erby Jr. was arrested on Friday, April 12, 2024, following an investigation by the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID).  Detectives are concerned that more victims may have not contacted police. 

The investigation by detectives has revealed that on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Erby Jr. lured the juvenile victim into a wooded area in the 13000 block of Veirs Mill Road in Rockville, where he sexually assaulted them.

Detectives quickly developed Erby Jr. as the suspect. He was arrested in Washington, D.C., where he is currently being held, awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.

SVID Detectives are asking anyone who may have been a victim of Charles Erby Jr. to call the SVID- Child Exploitation Unit at 240-773-5400 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 24-160
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: arrest , sexual-offense