On August 20, 1996, about 3:15 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rape that had just occurred. The investigation revealed a 12-year-old girl had been walking behind Benjamin Stoddert Middle School located at 2040 St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf when she was accosted at knifepoint by the suspect. The suspect forced her into the woods and raped her. Before fleeing, the suspect tied the victim’s hands and feet. She eventually managed to free herself and sought help at a nearby residence.

The suspect was described as a medium-complexioned black male with short hair. He was about six feet tall and was wearing a black-and-white striped shirt.