OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on rape and assault charges on Wednesday stemming from an alleged incident in the resort in July.
On July 27, Ocean City Police received a complaint of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred at an apartment in the area of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Avenue. Through the investigation, detectives determined the victim and a friend returned to the friend’s apartment in the early morning hours of July 27. Shortly thereafter, the suspect, later identified as Steven M. Grinder, 33, of Ocean City, sexually assaulted the victim in his apartment.
Over two months later, the OCPD Major Crimes Unit charged Grinder with second-degree rape and second-degree assault stemming from the alleged incident in July. He was arrested last week at his residence. Grinder was seen by a District Court Commissioner and was transferred to the Worcester County Jail without bond. As of late last week, he was continuing to be held.