Police release photo of suspect in sexual assault of teen on Ride On bus

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County, Maryland police have released the photo of a man they say assaulted a teenager on her way home from school earlier this year.

Suspect police are looking for Silver Spring. (Courtesy Montgomery County Police)

Investigators are hoping someone will recognize the thin-built black man with a mustache and glasses seen on a Ride On Bus where police say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl.

The next day, on March 7, the girl reported the assault to a school resource officer at Montgomery Blair High School.

On her way home, investigators said a man boarded the bus along Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Maryland and sexually assaulted the teen.

Then, the suspect followed her off the bus at Sligo Avenue and assaulted her a second time before running off, police said in a release.

Investigators have been looking for the man. They’re now releasing the photo in hopes someone might know who he is.

There’s a $10,000 reward for a tip that leads to a conviction and callers can remain anonymous.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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