ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Montgomery County have arrested and charged a 15-year old in connection with a home invasion and rape in Rockville on Thursday night.
Cristian Vasquez is being charged as an adult with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and home invasion.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Of Kevin Glendenning At Rosedale Royal Farms
Detectives say the teenager was already inside the victim’s home on First Street when she returned to the house around 11p.m. and started putting groceries away.
When the victim was finished she walked upstairs and entered a bathroom where Vasquez grabbed her from behind and grabbed her by the neck. Investigators say Vasquez, who was wearing a mask that covered his entire face, then pulled the victim into the bedroom where he pulled out a knife and proceeded to rape her before fleeing the home.
The victim heard Vasquez leave the home and then she fled to her vehicle and called 9-1-1.
During the investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video showing Vasquez leaving the victim’s house and entering the rear door of his residence on the same street.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Fueled By The Delta Variant, COVID Cases Rise Again Monday As Positivity Rate Climbs Over 2%
A crime scene unit was able to recover latent prints from the victim’s home and identify Vazquez as the suspect.
A warrant was issued for the teenager’s arrest and he was taken into custody Friday afternoon and admitted his guilt to police.
Vasquez was then transported to the central processing unit and is currently being held without bond.Gov. Larry Hogan Issues Maryland Paralympian Becca Meyers A Governor's Citation, Signs Order To Make July Visibility Culture and Achievements Month