Police make arrest in Wheaton assaults

WASHINGTON – A Kensington man is charged with assaulting three women plus robbing a taxi driver in the Wheaton area of Montgomery County.

Montgomery County police say that Christian A. Jordan, 20, approached three women at or near the Wheaton Metro Station during the past week, showed them a gun and demanded that they go with him. In two of the cases, Jordan also told the women they had to perform a sex act.

Jordan is also charged with robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint after getting in the cab at the Wheaton Metro Station.

Police arrested Jordan Thursday on initial charges of attempted kidnapping and first-degree assault. He is accused of asking a woman, who was walking near the Wheaton station, for directions at gunpoint and then demanded she go with him.

The woman fled and called police, who recognized the attacker’s description from several similar incidents reported earlier this week. Officers found a man matching the attacker’s description inside the JCPenney store at the Westfield Wheaton Mall across the street from the Metro station. The victim identified that man, Jordan, as her attacker, police say.

During questioning, Jordan admitted to the assaults and the taxi driver robbery, according to police.

Jordan is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping. He was being held without bail Friday and a bond review hearing is set for Monday.

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