Suspect Charged in 2017 Rape

Victor Jamar Killen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Victor Jamar Killen, age 26, of the 9800 block of Cottrell Terrace in Silver Spring, for the 2017 first-degree rape, assault, and kidnapping of an adult female victim.  Investigators are still working to determine where in Montgomery County these crimes occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that on December 22, 2017, the victim was a passenger in a vehicle when two suspects, both wearing masks, entered the vehicle.  One suspect pointed a weapon at the victim and covered her eyes.  The victim was then driven to an unknown location within Montgomery County.  The suspect who was armed with the weapon forced the victim from the car and into what is believed to have been an interior area of an unknown apartment complex.  The suspect then raped the victim.

After the rape, the suspect had the victim dropped off near a shopping center in an unknown area of Silver Spring.  The victim later contacted police.

During the investigation, the suspect’s DNA was recovered as evidence and entered into a national law enforcement DNA database (The Combined DNA Index System – CODIS).

In January of 2019, detectives were notified that the suspect DNA entered into CODIS matched the DNA belonging to Killen.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Killen charging him with one count of first-degree rape, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of kidnapping.

On Sunday, May 12, Montgomery County police detectives were notified by officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department that they had arrested Killen for the outstanding Montgomery County warrant following a traffic stop at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Killen was transported to the Central Processing Facility (CPU) where he is currently being held without bond.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Detectives continue to work to identify any additional suspects in this crime.

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Detectives Arrest Severna Park Man for Sexual Offenses Involving a Minor

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Vice & Intelligence Unit, are announcing the arrest of a Severna Park man for sexual offenses against a 14-year-old female.

On May 1, detectives arrested Mark David Peay, age 32, of Holly Path in Severna Park, Maryland, on the strength of an arrest warrant charging him with various sexual offenses with a minor.  Peay was arrested in Silver Spring while he was en route to pick up the victim again.

The investigation by detectives found that Peay had met the victim using social media.  Peay had paid the juvenile money and subsequently engaged her in sexual intercourse in late April at a hotel located in Silver Spring.

Detectives were made aware of the complaint on April 29, and determined the suspect to be Mark David Peay, age 32, of Severna Park.

Mark David Peay

Mark David Peay has been charged with the following offenses:

CR 3-307  3rd Degree Sexual Offense

CR 3-324  Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

CR 11-306  Prostitution – General

CR 11-303(b)(1)  Human Trafficking – Take/Cause

 

 

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims related to contact with Mark David Peay.  Anyone with additional information regarding Peay or this case is asked to notify detectives at 240-773-5958.

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Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Sex Assault in Montgomery Village; Composite Sketch of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of Montgomery Village rape suspect.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the April 20th rape of an adult female that occurred in Montgomery Village. 

Today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.  The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20’s.  He has brown hair, approximately 6-feet-tall, and weighs approximately 180 pounds.   The suspect has a tattoo behind his left ear and was last seen wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.

On Saturday, April 20th at approximately 10:15 p.m., the victim was exiting a Ride-On bus in the area of the 19300 block of Watkins Mill Road.  The victim noticed that the suspect began following her as she walked from the bus stop.  The victim began to run but the suspect followed and knocked her down.  The suspect then pulled the victim into a grassy area by the woods nearby where he raped her.  The victim was able to get away from the suspect and return to her home.  The victim went to a local hospital where the police were notified of the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this rape to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to their line that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

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Detectives Investigate Sexual Assault in Montgomery Village

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are investigating the report of a rape that occurred last night in Montgomery Village.

On April 20, 2019, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the victim was exiting a Ride-On bus in the area of the 19300 blocks of Watkins Mill Road.  The victim noticed that an unknown male suspect began following her as she walked from the bus stop.  The victim began to run but the suspect followed and knocked her down.  The suspect then pulled the victim into a grassy area by the woods nearby where he raped her.  The victim was able to get away from the suspect and return to her home.  The victim went to a local hospital where the police were notified of the incident.

The only suspect information available at this time is that the suspect was an unknown race male.  No other information is currently available.

Detectives are actively investigating and ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

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North Bethesda Man Arrested – Charged With Multiple Sex Offenses

Austin Blaine Vann

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division have charged Austin Blaine Vann, age 29, of the 11500 block of Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda with multiple sex offenses stemming from incidents that occurred in January 2019 and October 2017.

In July of 2017, the unnamed victim met Vann at a party.  She had placed some items in Vann’s vehicle but failed to retrieve them.  The victim contacted Vann to retrieve the items.  In October 2017, Vann met the victim at her residence but did not bring the belongings.  Vann stated that the victim needed to accompany him to his apartment in the area of the 11500 block of Old Georgetown Road to get the items.  The victim walked to the door of the apartment, but waited while Vann entered the apartment to get the items.  Vann then pulled her into the apartment and assaulted the victim and attempted to rape her.  The apartment was vacated and empty.  Vann left the area after the crime and was arrested in California on March 1, 2018, and extradited back to Maryland.

Vann was charged with Attempted 1st Degree Rape, Attempted 2nd Degree Rape, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, and a 4th Degree Sex Offense.  Vann was subsequently released on bond.

On January 8, 2019, a second victim met “Austin” at a local restaurant in North Bethesda.  The victim had met “Austin” via social media and had been communicating with him via text messages.  While drinking at the bar with “Austin”, she left her drink unattended several times while visiting the restroom.  The victim then found herself in a bathroom in an apartment building with Vann engaging in sexual intercourse without her consent.  The victim had no recollection of leaving the bar and was not sure where she was located.  The victim was found in the area of the 11500 block of Old Georgetown Road.  Investigators were able to determine that “Austin” was Austin Blaine Vann.  Vann was out on bond and awaiting trial when the incident occurred in January 2019.

Vann was arrested on March 25, 2019, and charged with 2nd Degree Rape.  Vann is currently committed at the Montgomery County Detention Center awaiting trial.

Investigators are concerned there may be additional victims related to encounters with Austin Blaine Vann due to his use of social media platforms to engage victims.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

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