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Police: Baltimore County man allegedly raped two women, searching for additional victims

Posted at 3:06 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 15:10:03-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — A Baltimore County man was arrested after he allegedly raped two women and police are searching for additional victims.

Detectives are searching for additional victims after charging a man with numerous sexual offenses, including second degree rape.

52-year-old Albert Chang Peal was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after a lengthy investigation.

The charges, include various degrees of rape, sex offense, and videoing without permission, stemmed from an incident reported on March 5.

The ensuing investigation led detectives to believe that there are additional women who have been victimized by Peal, and they hope those women will reach out to detectives with information.

The victim in this case knew Peal, as she was an employee at a place he visited.

Police say Peal offered to drive the victim home after she'd been drinking at a local nightclub. Instead, he drove her to his home in Parkville where he took advantage of her level of intoxication and recording the incident without the victim knowing.

The victim later reported the incident to police.

The investigation led to the discovery of a second victim that detectives contacted on April 2. This woman was also sexually assaulted by Peal under a similar set of circumstances, but had not reported the incident.

The Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit is asking anyone who may have had a similar encounter with Peal, or knows of a similar incident that he may have been involved in, to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, reach out for help. You can call the police non-emergency line at 410-887-2222 or contact any one of these resources:

Peal is charged with the following sexual offenses:

  • Two counts of second degree rape
  • Two counts of third degree sex offense
  • Two counts of fourth degree sex offense
  • Visual surveillance - private area
  • Private place - prurient intent

Initially held on no bail status, Peal was released Wednesday on his own recognizance following a bail review hearing.