Friday, May 12, 2006

Baltimore Rapist in Orthodox Community

Rape Victim's Daughters Searching For Suspect
Police Discourage Daughters From Distributing Sketch
May 11, 2006


BALTIMORE -- The daughters of a woman raped right outside her northwest Baltimore home hope her neighbors can help find the assailant.

The man is described as well-mannered and is said to have carried an unusual weapon.

WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller reported that (daughter) and her sister, who was not identified, have taken it upon themselves to post the composite sketch of the man who raped their mother last Tuesday.

(daughter) spoke for her 62-year-old mother Thursday, saying the man approached her mother as she retrieved something from her car.

"He took her behind the garage and that's where she was raped, and as the rape was occurring, there were floodlights on, so he was extremely brazen," (daughter) said.

The victim described the suspect as well-spoken, quiet and neat, saying he used a barbecue fork as a weapon.

"He held it to her neck the entire time," (daughter) said.

Police completed a composite sketch of the man on Tuesday. While distributing Thursday, (daughter) and her sister hope to find someone who might have information about the crime, as well as notify the community of the incident.

"We have been knocking on doors of everybody in the community. Nobody has been informed of a rapist on the loose," (daughter) said. "We're just outraged."

Police have not released the composite sketch to public through the media and the city's online crime mapping system contains no listing of the rape.

The victim's daughters said police discouraged them from using the composite sketch to publicize the crime.

"They are not happy now that we have gotten involved," (daughter) said. "This is our mother; we're outraged. He needs to be caught."

The victim's neighbors told 11 News Thursday they have not been notified of the report via an automatic calling system designed to enhance public safety.

Miller said synagogues have warned women not to walk alone at night in the community, which is home to many of the Orthodox Jewish faith.

Police said they don't commonly publicize a crime like this, or formally notify a neighborhood, until they observe a pattern of crimes. For now, they said, this is a single incident in that area.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course the police didn't want to make it known that there was a rapist on the loose.

Did you forget?

"Maryland is a sex offender friendly state".

May 12, 2006 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so let me get this straight... within the past week or two there have been orthodox jewish women raped in baltimore, brooklyn and lakewood?

May 12, 2006 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the woman in Baltimore was orthodox? I don't know for sure. But she does live in the eruv of Orthodox community.

May 12, 2006 11:18 AM  
Anonymous daughter said...

The main detective on the case still does nothing in the pursuit of catching this sick bastard.Did you know when you report a rape case in baltimore they make you feel like you've done something wrong.The sex crime unit needs to be accounted for there actions or should i say lack there of.This community needs to come together so this doesnt happen to someone you love.This is our 62 year old mother we are horrified this could happen.If anyone has any info please contact our anonymous tip line at (443)844-7880.Considering the detective isnt following up on leads (we have proof of that)we have been pushed into a corner and have no other choice than playing detective.We need to focus on our mother not the the police work thats pathetic it's come to this.I wouldnt feel protected livivng in baltimore it's the scariest place ive' been.The mayors motto"Believe" is a joke believe-you can commit a crime and get away with it. believe we allow 62 year old women to be raped and then brush it under the rug. believe we suck at our job (you do)

July 01, 2006 9:10 AM  

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