Police: 25-year-old Md. man raped woman on Metro Red Line train

WASHINGTON — A man raped a woman on a Metro Red Line train last month, the transit agency said Monday. The suspect is in police custody on an unrelated charge.

The victim told Metro Transit police that she got on a Red Line train at the Rockville station on the night of March 31 and was approached by 25-year-old Orin Gill, who sat next to her and engaged her in conversation.

Gill, a Silver Spring resident, forced her into various sexual acts while they were aboard the train, the victim told police.

The victim and Gill got off the train at Medical Center station and then got on another Red Line train heading in the opposite direction, according to police.

When Gill exited the train at the Shady Grove station, Montgomery County police and Metro Transit police arrested him on an unrelated warrant charge. Gill is still in custody on the unrelated warrant charge as of Monday evening.

The victim was transported to a hospital for a forensic exam.

After reviewing video evidence, the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Office issued an arrest warrant for second degree rape on April 3. The warrant had not been served as of Monday evening.

Metro’s general manager had previously directed Metro Transit police to “make public notification of any violent crime the same day where doing so will not hinder [the] investigation.” Police have not said why the public is learning about the incident more than a week after the alleged crime.

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Sarah Beth Hensley

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