UPDATE: Two Arrested In Connection With Catonsville Rape
Charges are expected to be filed against two Baltimore City men arrested after police say they abducted a woman at Edmondson and Ingleside avenues and sexually assaulting her.
5:51 p.m. update: Police said that the men arrested in connection with an Oct. 1 abduction and rape may be responsible for other similar crimes—including a Sept. 25 incident at the same intersection of Edmondson and Ingleside avenues.
According to police, at around 12:40 p.m. on Monday, a 17-year-old girl exited a bus at Edmondson and Ingleside and was walking to another bus stop when a Ford SUV pulled up beside her.
The driver got out of the car and forced the victim into the vehicle, police said in a release.
A second suspect was in the back seat of the vehicle, armed with a handgun, according to police.
The suspects drove the victim to an alley in Baltimore City, where the suspect in the back seat sexually assaulted her, police said in the release.
The suspects took the victim's cell phone, wallet, money and identification card, and dropped the victim off at a nearby apartment complex, according to police.
During the investigation, detectives learned that the vehicle matched the description of a vehicle linked to a kidnapping in Baltimore City that occurred late on Oct. 1, according to police.
The suspect who forced the victim into the vehicle during the Oct. 1 incident is linked to a separate kidnapping and assault that occurred in Catonsville on Sept. 25, police said in the release.
At 10 p.m. on Sept. 25, an 18-year-old woman reported an abduction and robbery to officers at the Precinct 1/Wilkens station, according to officials.
According to police, at around 9:20 a.m., the victim exited a bus at the intersection of Edmondson and Ingleside and started to walk to work.
A Ford SUV pulled up beside her, and the driver pointed a handgun at her and ordered her to get in the vehicle, according to police.
The suspect drove the victim to a nearby apartment complex and forced her to perform a sexual act, the police release said.
The suspect took the victim's money, camera and identification card, according to police. The victim then exited the vehicle, and the suspect drove away.
According to police, the victim waited to report the crime because the suspect threatened to harm her if she filed a police report.
The victim did not tell officers about the sexual assault during the initial report, but provided that information during the follow-up investigation by detectives, police said in the release.
After an extensive search by city and county officers, detectives located and arrested the two suspects at around 11:20 p.m. Monday night in the Northwest area of Baltimore City.
The incidents are still under investigation, and charges are pending gainst the suspects, according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathleen Batton.
Police have not yet released the names of the suspects involved in the crimes.
10:52 a.m. story: Charges are pending against two Baltimore City men accused of abducting a woman at a bus stop in Catonsville, taking her to into the city and sexually assaulting her, police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathleen Batton said.
According to police, at around 12:30 p.m. Monday the woman was at a bus stop at Edmondson and Ingleside avenues when two men in a vehicle forced her into the car.
One of the men was armed with a handgun, Batton said.
The victim was driven to a location in Baltimore City and sexually assaulted, according to police.
Personal property was also taken from the victim, and she was dropped off in Baltimore City, Batton said.
Police from the city and county worked together to locate the suspects and arrest them overnight, according to sources.
The men have not yet been charged.
"The investigation is still very active," Batton said. "We expect the charges will be filed today."
Police are not releasing the names of the suspects until they are charged, Batton said.
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