Man charged in sex assault of teen-age girl in Columbia

April 10, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A 16-year-old Damascus girl was sexually assaulted in her aunt's home in Columbia's Oakland Mills village early Monday, but the teen broke away and fled before being harmed further, Howard County police said.

Robert Lee Jenkins, 42, of no fixed address, has been charged with second- and fourth-degree sex offenses. He was being held yesterday on $100,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center, a District Court commissioner said.

The girl was examined at Howard County General Hospital and released, police said.

Mr. Jenkins had been staying at an acquaintance's apartment in the 5600 block of Stevens Forest Road in Columbia's Oakland Mills village when the incident occurred, police said.

About 2: 30 a.m. Monday, the victim told police, a man walked into her bedroom at the apartment, threatened her, forced her to the floor and sexually assaulted her. The girl was dragged back to another bedroom, but struggled and ran to her aunt's bedroom for help, police said.

Police arrested the suspect at the apartment.

Police log

Long Reach: 9300 block of Mellonbrook Road: Someone entered an open garage Friday or Saturday and attempted to pry open a door to the attached home, police said.

Kings Contrivance: 7600 block of Murray Hill Road: Someone cut phone and power lines at a High's store Saturday or Sunday, threw a piece of concrete through the front glass window and stole cigarettes, police said.

Pub Date: 4/10/96

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