Convicted sex offender ordered held without bond in 1988 rape


An Anne Arundel County judge ordered yesterday convicted sex offender Robert Marshall Eiseman held without bond while he awaits trial on rape and eight other charges stemming from an attack on a woman 14 years ago.

Indicted in September, Eiseman, 42, will go on trial Nov. 6. He is charged in an attack Dec. 1, 1988, on a 22-year-old woman as she returned to her Cape St. Claire home from work.

Maryland State Police said Eiseman was the first person charged in a cold case based on a DNA match in the Maryland State Police DNA database.

Eiseman was serving a 20-year prison term for his conviction for a Montgomery County crime - a sentence he began serving in 1989, one year before the similar Anne Arundel County allegation - and was to have been released on parole from the Division of Correction a few weeks ago.

But as a result of the indictment he was paroled this month to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

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