Update: Suspect Arrested in Shady Grove Area Rape; Charged with Additional Sexual Offenses

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Mahoumon Todomaey, age 34, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree rape of an adult female that occurred in the professional corridor of Shady Grove Road in Rockville yesterday morning (November1).  Todomaey is also being charged with the attempted second-degree rapes of two female victims; those assaults occurred last night in Gaithersburg.

On November 1 at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred along Shady Grove Road between Key West Avenue and Blackwell Road.

The investigation by SVID detectives determined that as the victim was walking to work on the sidewalk of Shady Grove Road, Todomaey approached her from behind, charged her, and knocked her down into a grassy area near Blackwell Road. He placed his hands around the victim’s neck and began to strangle her.  Todomaey sexually assaulted the victim as she fought him and screamed for help.  Two people in an office complex parking lot heard the victim’s screams.  One witness called 911 while the other witness came to the victim’s aid.  The suspect fled.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the assault.

Property left by the suspect, to include a soda bottle, was collected as evidence and tested for fingerprints.  Police Department Latent Print Examiners identified the fingerprints on the suspect’s property as belonging to Todomaey.

Investigators obtained a warrant for Todomaey’s arrest charging him with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault.  Todomaey was arrested today (November 2) at approximately 1:40 p.m. as he walked in the area of Route 28 and Muddy Branch Road.  During questioning, Todomaey admitted to committing the rape.  He also admitted to committing two assaults that occurred last night (November 1) and had been reported to the Police Department.

The two assaults occurred in an apartment building parking lot located in the 9800 block of Mahogany Drive in Gaithersburg at approximately 10:07 p.m. on November 1.  The first adult female victim was in the driver’s seat of her locked car when Todomaey repeatedly tried the door handle in an attempt to gain entry to the vehicle.  Todomaey then ran after an adult female who was disposing of her trash in the apartment dumpster and grabbed her. He then fled the area.  During questioning, Todomaey stated that it was his intention to have sexual intercourse with the two victims on Mahogany Drive.  Todomaey has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree rape and second-degree assault for the Mahogany Drive incident.

Todomaey was transported to the Central Processing Unit for processing.  Bond information is not available at this time.

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Mahoumon Todomaey