CHILLUM, MD. — The failure of a witness to appear in court in Washington, D.C. caused a Judge to let a dangerous mental patient free. Two weeks later the man admits he raped a nun on April 29, 2015.
The suspect had been arrested for video-taping women in a library restroom just a few months ago.
The Prince George’s County Police Department on Friday, April 30th arrested a suspect for a sexual assault in Chillum the previous evening. The suspect is 27-year-old Juan Alex Randolph of the 800 block of 51st Street in Southeast Washington.
On April 29, 2015, at about 10:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5000 block of 16thAvenue for the report of a sexual assault. They spoke with the victim who had been sexually assaulted in her home earlier in the evening. The preliminary investigation reveals Randolph broke into the home, attacked the victim and then fled.
The investigation led detectives to Randolph’s home in the District where he was arrested. He’s been charged with first and second degree rape, first and second degree assault, theft, home invasion and related charges. He has admitted his involvement in the sexual assault. Randolph is currently in the District awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.
Anyone with information on this case or suspect is asked to please call the CID Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
WJLA ABC 7 News in Washington reports that a court order shows Randolph was just released from the custody of D.C. authorities—which included time at a psychiatric facility and a halfway house—15 days ago.
In an exclusive story last November, ABC7 was the first to report when Randolph was arrested for secretly videotaping a woman on his cellphone inside a bathroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library downtown.
Sources said during a search of Randolph’s apartment in the fall, he repeatedly said to officers he “had a problem,” and confessed.
ABC7 found at least seven court cases against Randolph for alleged domestic abuse. In February, a D.C. court ruled that, for the safety of the community, he needed to be held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for a psychiatric assessment.