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Suspect Arrested for 2010 Sexual Assault After Fleeing Country

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division have arrested Jose Antonio Quintano-Claros, age 27, of the 13100 block of Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville, for the 2010 sexual assault of a 26-year-old pregnant woman in Rockville.

At approximately 12:32 a.m. on June 13, 2010, Montgomery County police officers, Maryland-National Capital Park Police (Montgomery County Division), and Rockville City Police responded to Aspen Hill Road and Veirs Mill Road for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred. The preliminary investigation revealed that the 26-year-old female victim had just exited a bus and was walking along Veirs Mill Road when she was accosted by two male subjects. The two males forced the victim into a wooded area along Veirs Mill Road and sexually assaulted her.  One of the suspects displayed a knife and told the victim that they would kill her if she did not comply with their orders.  During the assault, the suspects also stole the victim’s purse and its contents.  After the assault, the victim was released and called police.

During the investigation, detectives received a tip that led to the identification of Quintano-Claros as a suspect.  An arrest warrant was issued charging him with first degree rape and armed robbery.  Before the warrant could be served, Quinatano-Claros fled the country.  Investigators recently learned that Quintano-Claros had returned to the United States.  On Wednesday, April 9, Quintano-Claros was arrested by Montgomery County police officers in Rockville.  During a police interview, he admitted to involvement in and provided details of the crime that were not known to the public.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is currently being held on a $10 million bond.

The second suspect involved in this crime has not been identified.  In 2010, detectives received information that the suspect went by the nickname of “El Brown.”  He is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-twenties, approximately 5’ 5” to 5’ 6” tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He has short, dark hair.  At the time of the incident, composites of the two suspects were created and released to the public.  The composite of the second suspect is being re- released.  Anyone with information about the second suspect or this case is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Composite of Unidentified Suspect

Composite of Unidentified Suspect – Nickname of “El Brown”

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Jose Antonio Quintano-Claros

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2010 Composite of Quintano-Claros

 

 
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