Authorities have charged a man with second-degree rape for allegedly assaulting a woman commuter on a Red Line train on March 31, Metro announced Monday.
Orin Gill, 25, of Silver Spring, Md., is already in custody on a charge unrelated to the March 31 incident, which occurred on a Red Line train between Rockville and Shady Grove Stations.
The victim, an adult female, told police that while on the train at 10:30-11 pm, she was approached by the suspect, who sat next to her and began to engage her in conversation. The suspect then allegedly forced the victim to engage in various sexual acts, Metro said in a statement.
The victim and suspect exited the train at Medical Center and returned on a Red Line train in the opposite direction, exiting the Metro system at Shady Grove Station.
Upon arrival at Shady Grove Station, the suspect was stopped by Montgomery County police and arrested by Metro Transit Police on an unrelated warrant charge. The suspect remains in custody and there is no ongoing threat to the public at large.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for a forensic exam. In addition, Metro Transit Police reviewed and preserved video evidence from multiple locations to advance the investigation.
On April 3, the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Office issued an arrest warrant for second-degree rape, but the warrant has not yet been served, Metro said.
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