Update: Suspect Arrested and Charged in Rockville Rape Investigation

Dustin Thomas Rogers

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division have been investigating a rape that occurred just before midnight on Tuesday, October 2, in Rockville.  On Wednesday, October 3, at approximately 6:00 p.m., detectives arrested a suspect outside his residence on Gaither Road, in the King Farm development in Rockville.

Dustin Thomas Rogers, 25 years old, has been charged with 1st degree rape and 1st degree assault.  He was also charged with a separate count of 1st degree assault via a warrant stemming from an unrelated event.

On October 3 at approximately 12:11 a.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a wooded area adjacent to 15 West Gude Drive for the report of a rape that had just occurred.  The adult female victim reported that she was walking on the sidewalk of Route 355 (Frederick Road) approaching West Gude Drive when a male suspect, later identified as Rogers, physically assaulted her, forced her from the area of the roadway to a wooded area, and sexually assaulted her.

During the assault, the victim was able to break free from the suspect.  The victim ran to a nearby office building and summonsed a security guard for help.  Police were called.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries where she was later admitted.

Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation.  Rogers was developed as a suspect and detectives located him at his residence.  Police arrested Rogers on October 3 at approximately 6:00 p.m. as he left his home.

Rogers is being held without bond and is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. bond review today in Rockville District Court.

PRS