Man accused of raping woman he met on dating app

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 16:20:27-05

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged a man accused of raping a woman he met online.

William Gelfeld, 50, and the victim first began talking on Jdate.

On January 25, police say Gelfeld invited the victim to his Rockville home for dinner.

At some point Gelfeld is alleged to have sexually assaulted the woman, putting his hand around her throat, making it hard for the victim to breathe.

Detectives were notified two days later by police in Fairfax, Virginia who said the victim was being treated at a hospital there.

Gelfeld was arrested January 29, and is being held without bail.

Investigators are concerned there maybe other victims.

Anyone with information should call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.