Friday, July 9–Leads Sought In Alleged Rape

suspect in an alleged rape case in a field near a West Ocean City motel early
Monday morning remains at large this week with few leads coming forward.

Maryland State Police
troopers responded to the Francis Scott Key Motel in West Ocean City for a
reported rape. According to police reports, the 26-year-old victim told police
sometime in the early morning hours on Monday she was raped by an unknown white
male in a field near the Francis Scott Key Motel. Worcester County Bureau of
Investigation (WCBI) Detective Cpl. J. Seibert, the lead detective on the case,
said Wednesday the alleged rape occurred in a field nearby and not on the
motel’s vast grounds.

The victim was
transported to Atlantic General Hospital where she was treated for non-life
threatening injuries and later released. WCBI detectives and the Maryland State
Police conducted an extensive search of the area but failed to locate a
suspect. The victim was able to provide little or no description of the suspect
other than he was a white male.

Anyone with information
about the case is urged to call WCBI at 410-352-3476, or Maryland State Police
at 410-641-3101.