Princess Anne man, 30, charged in Jessup rape

June 24, 1996|By Kathleen B. Hennelly | Kathleen B. Hennelly,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

A 30-year-old Princess Anne man was arrested Thursday and charged with raping a 26-year-old Jessup woman nearly two months ago.

Weldon William Ward was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, false imprisonment and battery.

Ward was released during the weekend on $10,000 bail.

A warrant for Ward's arrest had been issued shortly after the April 22 attack.

That night, the victim had been with a man at The Place, a bar on Old Telegraph Road in Anne Arundel County.

The two had been drinking and decided to go to an all-night restaurant.

But instead of taking the woman to a restaurant, the man allegedly took her to the 8200 block of Mission Road in Jessup and raped her.

The woman told police that she kicked the man and escaped to a nearby house, from which she called police.

Pub Date: 6/24/96

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