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An 18-year-old Maryland man was arrested over the weekend in connection to the rape and assault of a 16-year-old girl, authorities said.
Officers responded to a home in Rockville around 8:30 p.m. Saturday for a call of a rape that just occurred, the Montgomery County Department of Police said. Rockville is a city located about 17 miles north of Washington, D.C.
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The 16-year-old victim told officers that she had been assaulted by a male suspect who had been riding a bicycle on the pedestrian bridge near Lakewood Elementary School.
The officers then canvassed the area and located the suspect, whom they identified as 18-year-old Caden Isaiah Riley, of Rockville.
Investigators interviewed the victim and executed a search warrant at Riley’s home, where police said they found “items of evidentiary value.”
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Police said further evidence leading them to believe Riley was the perpetrator was found after detectives interviewed him following the search of his home.
Riley faces three counts of first-degree rape, and one count of first-degree assault.