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Police: 67-year-old man arrested after sexually assaulting teen getting off MTA bus

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 13:10:41-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — A 67-year-old man has been arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a teenager getting off an MTA bus.

Gregory Hightower was arrested for the incident that took place in Lochearn on June 27.

The investigation determined that at about 11:30 p.m., the victim got off the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Dr.

Police say Hightower also got off the bus and followed the victim, offering to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, Hightower pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim. He then forced the victim on the ground and sexually assaulted her.

Hightower threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene.

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Investigators received multiple tips from the public that led investigators to identifying Hightower.

He is being charged with first degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and firearm use/felony-violent crime.

He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail hearing review.