District Heights man charged after stabbing his 2 young kids

WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County police have charged a man for sexually assaulting a woman and then stabbing his two young children in their home Saturday.

Christian Dillard, 25, of District Heights was charged with attempted first degree murder, assault and related charges, Prince George’s County police said in a news release.

Officers found Dillard’s children, ages 3 and 2, with serious stab wounds in their torso and stomach areas at around 10 p.m. Saturday in the family’s home on the 1700 block of Dennis Court, police said.

The children were transported to the hospital for treatment after the stabbing. As of Sunday, the children were hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, said Dave Coleman with the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Dillard was also still at the scene when police arrived, Coleman said.

“He also had wounds to his body that we believe are self-inflicted,” Coleman told WTOP.

After being taken to the hospital, Dillard was placed in the custody of the Office of Corrections on a no-bond status, Coleman said.

Dillard also has been charged with sexual assault of a woman who lives in the family’s home earlier that same day, police said.

The woman and Dillard had been in a romantic relationship in the past. She was not at the residence at the time of the stabbing later that evening, Coleman said.

Police had arrived at the home on Dennis Court following the sexual assault, but Dillard had already left, police said. Officers searched for Dillard in the neighborhood but did not find him.

They later obtained an arrest warrant for Dillard on Saturday night, police said. The investigation found that he had returned home earlier in the evening.

There had been no calls to Child Protective Services to the residence in the past, Coleman said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Prince George’s County police at 301-772-4930.

WTOP’s Dick Uliano contributed to this report.

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