Suspect in 2010 Sexual Assault Arrested After Fleeing U.S. | NBC4 Washington

Suspect in 2010 Sexual Assault Arrested After Fleeing U.S.



    (Published Friday, April 11, 2014)

    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.