Baltimore County police are asking for help in identifying a man who for weeks harassed, then attacked a 16-year-old girl he repeatedly referred to as "pretty girl."
The attack last week came more than a month after the suspect began harassing the girl at her home in Owings Mills, police said. The girl received several phone calls and letters from a man who referred to her as "pretty girl," and said, "No one can keep me from you." The harassment continued until the last week in June, when the victim left town for vacation.
After returning to Maryland, the victim moved in with relatives in Arbutus. While alone in the house July 16, a man entered through an unlocked rear door, tied up the victim at knifepoint, took her into the bathroom and filled the tub with water. He repeatedly pushed her head under the water, saying, "You can't hide from me, pretty girl." He then left. The victim called 911.