Updated: Virginia Man Charged with Raping Woman in Silver Spring

Updated: Virginia Man Charged with Raping Woman in Silver Spring

Police say attack happened Aug. 24; records show another assault allegation a year earlier

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Adebusuyi

Oluwakayode Adewole Adebusuyi

Montgomery County Police

A Fairfax, Va., man has been charged with raping and kidnapping a Silver Spring woman on Aug. 24.

Montgomery County police said in a news release Tuesday that they charged Oluwakayode Adewole Adebusuyi, 26, with second-degree rape, assault and false imprisonment of a woman in Silver Spring.

The date of the attack is exactly one year after another alleged attack and sexual contact by Adebusuyi in Montgomery County, court records show. The charges in that case were dismissed.

According to police, the woman in the new case was at a bar in Silver Spring on Aug. 24 when she felt nauseous.

Adebusuyi offered to let the woman sleep in his Toyota sedan, which she accepted. The victim told police that Adebusuyi then entered the car and raped her.

Police said Adebusuyi then drove his car with the victim inside to the 6900 block of Clarendon Road in Bethesda, where the victim fled and screamed for help. Nearby residents who heard her call for help contacted police, who responded around 11:46 p.m. and found the woman crying in the middle of the road, the news release said.

Police identified Adebusuyi as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant on Aug. 27. He was arrested in Fairfax on Saturday. He was being held in Virginia, pending extradition to Montgomery County.

The new charges against Adebusuyi were not in Maryland’s online court records system as of Wednesday morning. Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesman for Montgomery County police, said charging information in the case has not reached Maryland yet while extradition from Virginia is underway.

The charges in the Aug. 24, 2018, case against Adebusuyi were second-degree assault, false imprisonment and three counts of fourth-degree sexual offense (sexual contact). All of those charges were dropped, court records show.

Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, said Wednesday morning that the 2018 case also involved an allegation of Adebusuyi committing a sexual offense against a woman.

However, the woman did not want to participate in trying to pursue a case against him, so authorities recalled a warrant against Adebusuyi, Korionoff said.

Police said in a news release that Adebusuyi has worked for ride-hailing companies in the area. They are looking into the possibility that there are other victims.

Goodale said the 2018 case also was a factor in the police department’s decision to state that there might be other similar attacks.

Police asked anyone with additional information to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com. Andrew Schotz can be reached at andrew.schotz@bethesdamagazine.com.

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