Police arrest suspect in rape of teenager in Rockville, Md.

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County police have arrested a man in connection to the rape of a 17-year-old girl at a Metro station.

Malachi Peter Raymond, 21, was arrested Tuesday night on charges of rape.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, Rockville and Metro Transit police officers responded to a call about a rape at the Twinbrook Metro Station, located at 1600 Chapman Ave., according to Montgomery County police.

The victim told investigators that she had boarded a bus in the Wheaton area at Randolph and Selfridge roads. She struck up a conversation with the suspect, and when they reached the Twinbrook Metro Station, both exited the bus.

Police say that the suspect and the girl walked to a nearby parking garage on Fishers Lane. He tried to kiss her and when she refused, he raped her in sixth floor stairwell. After the assault, he walked her back to the Metro station and left the area. The girl called police.

Raymond was arrested at his home in Rockville.

Below is a map of where the assault occurred:

Editor’s note: An earlier version of the story had the victim’s age at 16. 

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