Montgomery County Police say the suspect in the 2010 sexual assault of a pregnant woman has been taken into custody after years on the run. A second suspect in the case remains unidentified.
Jose Antonio Quintano-Claros was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree rape and armed robbery.
According to police, the then 26-year-old victim was walking away from a bus stop along Viers Mill Road in Rockville on June 13, 2010 when she was approached by two men around 12:30 a.m. The two suspects forced the woman into a wooded area at knifepoint, threatening to kill her if she did not comply. During the assault, the men also stole the woman's purse.
During their investigation, police established Quintano-Claros as a suspect and issued an arrest warrant. But before he could be taken into custody, Quintano-Claros fled the country. Police recently received word that he'd returned to the United States and found him in Montgomery County.
Quintano-Claros admitted to his involvement in the crime, giving investigators details of the crime that had not been previously released.
He is being held on a $10 million bond.
Police say the second suspect remains unidentified. Investigators have re-released a composite sketch of the man they say goes by the nickname "El Brown." He is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, who's 5'5" to 5'6" tall and weighs 150 pounds.
Anyone with information should call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.