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Teen sexually assaulted after getting off MTA bus, police need help finding suspect

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 23:48:36-04

WOODLAWN, Md. — A teenager was sexually assaulted after getting off an MTA bus, now police are asking for help in finding the suspect.

It happened on June 27 around 11:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of Kincheloe Avenue.

The victim told police she got off the bus near Woodlawn Memorial Park.

A man reportedly got off at the same stop and began following her, police say.

The victim reported the suspect offered to walk her through a wooded area that cuts through to Kincheloe Avenue.

As the two approached the wooded area, the suspect allegedly forced the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

The victim said the suspect threatened to kill her before fleeing the scene.

Following the incident, the victim ran and knocked on the door of a friend’s house to get help. A neighbor happened to hear the victim banging on the door and helped call 911.

Police have released MTA surveillance footage of the alleged suspect, who appears to be around 5 feet 9, 200 pounds, and between 50 to 60-years of age.

According to the victim, the suspect mentioned living the Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel.

Investigators believe the suspect may have boarded MTA buses at Rogers Station in the 4300 block of Hayward Avenue on June 28 between 10:40 and 11 p.m., followed by the Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive between 11:20 and 11:40 p.m.

If you or anyone know this man or were on the bus during this time at these locations, call detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.