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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Rape Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff reported the arrest of Kenneth Richards of Capitol Heights, MD on May 27, 2014 on an arrest warrant for 2nd Degree Rape obtained by the County Police on May 16, 2014.


According to the warrant, in December 2013 Richards allegedly attempted, on several occasions, to digitally penetrate and fondle a minor female victim on Cindy Lane in Capitol Heights, MD. The warrant further states that Richards allegedly engaged in intercourse with the minor female victim once in January of 2014 and again in February 2014. 

The Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Squad obtained information that Richards was at a location in Washington, DC. With the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Richards was located at the intersection of 19th and H Street NE, Washington, DC. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the 5th District Station for processing. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Prince George's County, MD.

Richards was also charged with 2nd Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Rape, 2nd Degree Attempt Sex Offense, 3rd Degree Sex Offense, and 4th Degree Sex Offense– Sexual Contact.  

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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