Shoe Repairman Held After Co-worker Raped

Police beat

November 20, 1991

A Prince George's County man has been charged with raping a co-worker Saturday at a Columbia shoe store, where the victim reported she was assaulted in a rear office, county police said.

Jose Decarmen Chaparro-Nemog, 50, of Riverdale, was charged with rape after the victim identified him as the co-worker who attacked her, court records said.

Court records said the victim was working with Chaparro-Nemog on Tuesday morning at the store, which is not being identified to protect the woman's privacy. The suspect is a shoe repairman at the store.

The victim said she went to the back room, where Chaparro-Nemog was repairing shoes, to get extra money for the cash register at about 8:45 a.m.

She said she then was grabbed from behind and her arms pinned behind her, according to court records.

After the assault, the woman called police, who contacted Chaparro-Nemog for an interview. Chaparro-Nemog confessed to the crime during that interview, court records said.

Chaparro-Nemog remained at the Howard County Detention Center yesterday on $50,000 bond.


Two men, one armed with a gun and another using a walkie-talkie to communicate with accomplices outside, robbed a Columbia drug store of an undisclosed amount of cash Monday, county police said.

An employee at the Peoples Drug store in Harper's Choice Village Center, located in the 5400 block of Harper's Farm Road, reported she had just closed the store at 10 p.m. when the two men came out of hiding from a back room, police said.

The employee said she had gone into the room to get her coat when one of the men pointed a gun ather face and told her not to move.

The other man, who carried a walkie-talkie, then taped her legs and hands together, according to police.

Another employee who was in the store was tied up in the same manner, police said. The two men then emptied the cash register andleft.

Neither of the employees was injured, and police were only able to obtain a general description of the two men.


A Savage man was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with intent to murder after witnesses reported seeing him hit a motorist with a tire iron after a traffic accident, county police said.

Ota Osaghae, 26, of the 8900 block of River Island Drive, was also charged with reckless endangerment and assault and battery after the 1 p.m. incident on U.S. 1 near Whiskey Bottom Road,police said.

Osaghae was heading north on U.S. 1 when his Jeep vehicle was hit by a left-turning car being driven by Walter Moore, 32,of the 9700 block of Covered Wagon Drive in Laurel, police said.

Witnesses said they saw Osaghae strike Moore at least twice with a tire iron. When police arrived at the scene, the two men were fighting in the road, police said.

Moore was treated and released from Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital for head and internal injuries. Osaghae suffered facial cuts and bruises and did not require hospitalization, police said.

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