Fingerprint leads to indictment of Riverdale man in attempted rape from 1997

Man is accused of breaking into a Columbia apartment, attacking woman

May 26, 2011|Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun

A 43-year-old man has been indicted in a break-in and attempted rape case from 1997 after a fingerprint on a window screen led police to the man earlier this year.

Marco Moncello Kornegay of Riverdale now faces charges including first-degree attempted rape, first-degree sexual assault, first-degree burglary and indecent exposure. He is free on $150,0000 bond, according to electronic court records.

According to charging documents, Kornegay was naked except for a bandana over part of his face when he broke into an apartment in the 11000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway in July 1997 and attacked a woman.

He later told her to go into the bathroom shower and disappeared. A window was left open and a fingerprint was found on the screen.

A cold case investigator tied Kornegay to the fingerprint in January. In early April, the victim identified Kornegay from photos shown to her by police. He was arrested May 2 and indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.

don.markus@baltsun.com

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