In a report from NBCWashington.com, a 33-year-old Maryland resident has been charged in three violent home invasions and two sexual assaults in a Bethesda case in which he allegedly committed a home invasion robbery and sexually assaulted a housekeeper. In addition, he was charged with two other home invasions in Wheaton and Temple Hills.
In the Temple Hills home invasion, the convicted man allegedly tied up six people, including a seven-year-old, and sexually assaulted a woman in the home. According to police, the offender apparently used credit and debit cards that were taken during the home invasions, and a surveillance image of the man using one of the cards led to him being identified, tracked down, and arrested in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The man arrested in connection with these heinous crimes has a criminal record that goes as far back as 17 years. He is also a convicted sex offender who was placed on Maryland’s sex offender registry in 2005 after being convicted of a third-degree sex offense. Additionally, he had previously been charged with manslaughter in 1995 after pleading guilty to the crime. The Montgomery County States Attorney is exploring the possibility of prosecuting the 33-year-old under a repeat offender law that could lead to him being locked up in prison without the possibility of parole.
Anyone convicted of robbery in the state of Maryland will be facing serious penalties, including lengthy prison sentences. When additional charges are added, as is the case in these Maryland home invasion robberies, the punishments can be even more severe and prosecutors will likely seek the maximum penalties for each charge. Any Maryland resident who is facing criminal charges would be well advised to hire a knowledgeable Bethesda criminal defense attorney. At the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, we have years of experience defending those convicted of crimes in the state of Maryland and will work tirelessly to ensure your legal rights are protected. Please call (866) 444-6363 for a free consultation.