Charles County Sheriff's Office

Detectives Investigating Sexual Assault / Seeking Witnesses Who Stopped to Help Victim

Press Release


Diane Richardson

Media Relations Office


On February 17 at approximately 1 a.m., the victim – a 16-year-old girl from California visiting relatives in Waldorf – was walking on Melrose Court in Waldorf. As she was using her phone, she noticed a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Jeep, pass by her several times. Soon, the driver of the vehicle stopped and a male suspect exited and began talking to her. Another male got out and both he and the first male dragged the victim to the vehicle and forced her inside. Two more males were in the car. The suspects, who were armed with guns, then sexually assaulted the victim. At about 3 a.m., the suspects pushed the victim out of the vehicle and fled. The victim began walking toward a convenience store for help. As she was walking, several people stopped to offer her assistance, but she initially declined – in part due to a language barrier and her hesitancy to get into another car. Soon, a person described by the victim as an elderly, African American male stopped to check on her, and she accepted his help. He drove her back to where she was staying and made sure she got inside. The victim later went to the hospital where she was treated. Detectives have been in constant communication with the victim and developed these leads as the investigation continued. Investigators are asking anyone who may have stopped to offer the victim assistance, somewhere near Post Office Road, to contact them.

Suspect Vehicle: Newer model vehicle, possibly a Jeep Cherokee, 4-door, black in color, dark tinted windows, with an American flag sticker on the lower passenger side front windshield, dark colored leather interior.

Suspect 1: Black male, possibly in his twenties, moustache and goatee, large tattoo of an angel on the left side of his neck, tattoo with writing across the lower stomach, wearing a blue skull cap with stripes, a large North Face brand jacket, a “True Religion” shirt, black jeans with white stitching, blue Nike shoes, a small gold chain on his neck with a circular piece of gold with diamonds on it. He also had an electronic monitoring device on his ankle.

Suspect 2: Black male, possibly in his twenties, shoulder-length dread locks (worn in a ponytail), clean shaven, wearing a black and white shirt (with a picture of a male on the front wearing a gold chain holding the chain up from the neck with both hands), black pants, black Jordan Retro 2’s, black North Face brand jacket, and a gray belt.

 Suspect 3: Black male, possibly in his twenties, teardrop tattoo below left eye, thin moustache, heavy/large build, green eyes, short black hair, right eyebrow had vertical scar (which was missing hair from that area), wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, black shirt, black North Face brand jacket, khaki pants, gray belt, and black shoes.

Suspect 4: Black male, possibly in his twenties, tattoo on back of his right arm (which was a picture with some writing), very short hair, wearing a black shirt (possibly “True Religion”), black North Face brand jacket, running style pants, Jordan brand sneakers that are black/gray/blue/red.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. K. Gross at 301-609-6436 or email Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to arrests in this case.


Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

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