Police: Man kidnaps boy from Metro station, sexually abuses him

WASHINGTON — Police arrested a D.C. man who they say sexually abused a teenage boy he abducted from a Red Line Metro station Monday.

Citing charging documents, NBC Washington reported Dominick Simons, 25, approached the 16-year-old victim shortly before 3 p.m. Monday at the Bethesda Metro station.

Simons asked to borrow the victim’s phone but began to walk away with it. When the victim protested, Simons told him he had a gun and threatened to shoot him, police said.

According to police, Simons then ordered the victim onto the Red Line train to Friendship Heights and into a bathroom at Chevy Chase Pavilion, where Simons sexually assaulted the victim. When the victim threatened to scream, Simons let him leave, NBC Washington reported.

Simons was arrested later Monday at Gallery Place Metro station on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping, Metro Transit Police said. Police added the charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

Simons is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing June 2, according to court documents accessed online.

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