Group of armed men force 16 year-old girl into car, sexually assault her

CHARLES CO. – Police are searching for a group of men who forced a 16-year-old girl into a car and sexually assaulted her in Waldorf.

The girl, who was visiting from California, was walking around Melrose Court February 17 around 1 a.m. when she noticed a dark colored vehicle drive by her several times. Officials say the driver of the car stopped, got out, and started talking to the girl. Another man exited the vehicle and the two men forced her into the car where there were two more men inside.

Officials say the men, who were armed with guns, sexually assaulted the victim. The men pushed the victim out of the car around 3 a.m. and fled.

Authorities say the victim began walking towards a convenience store for help. She was stopped by several people who wanted to help, but she initially declined due to a language barrier and her hesitancy to get into another car.

Then, a man authorities describe as an elderly African-American offered the victim assistance which she accepted. The man drove the girl back to where she was staying and made sure she got inside safely.

Officials say the victim later went to a hospital where she was treated.

Detectives say they have been in constant communication with the victim. Investigators are asking anyone who stopped to offer the victim assistance to contact them.

Officials have also released the following suspect descriptions:

Suspect Vehicle: Newer model vehicle, possibly a Jeep Cherokee, 4-door, black in color, dark tinted windows, with an American flag sticker on the lower passenger side front windshield, dark colored leather interior.

Suspect 1: Black male, possibly in his twenties, moustache and goatee, large tattoo of an angel on the left side of his neck, tattoo with writing across the lower stomach, wearing a blue skull cap with stripes, a large North Face brand jacket, a “True Religion” shirt, black jeans with white stitching, blue Nike shoes, a small gold chain on his neck with a circular piece of gold with diamonds on it. He also had an electronic monitoring device on his ankle.

Suspect 2: Black male, possibly in his twenties, shoulder-length dread locks (worn in a ponytail), clean shaven, wearing a black and white shirt (with a picture of a male on the front wearing a gold chain holding the chain up from the neck with both hands), black pants, black Jordan Retro 2’s, black North Face brand jacket, and a gray belt.

 Suspect 3: Black male, possibly in his twenties, teardrop tattoo below left eye, thin moustache, heavy/large build, green eyes, short black hair, right eyebrow had vertical scar (which was missing hair from that area), wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, black shirt, black North Face brand jacket, khaki pants, gray belt, and black shoes.

Suspect 4: Black male, possibly in his twenties, tattoo on back of his right arm (which was a picture with some writing), very short hair, wearing a black shirt (possibly “True Religion”), black North Face brand jacket, running style pants, Jordan brand sneakers that are black/gray/blue/red.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 301-609-6436.