Prince George’s detectives ask for help finding 1999 rape suspect

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The suspect, Richard Taylor, 44

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — New DNA evidence has linked a man to a 1999 Capitol Heights rape of a 15-year-old girl, but police need help finding the suspect.

The rape happened on June 6 in 1999. Police say the victim was socializing with friends and the suspect, Richard Taylor,  44, who she didn’t know.  Their investigation indicates that Taylor offered her a ride home, then took her to an empty apartment on Cindy Lane in Capitol Heights, where he assaulted and raped her.

Detectives have a warrant for Taylor’s arrest, but have been unable to find him. They believe he uses several aliases: Damion Taylor, Demetrius Taylor and Michael Scott. His last known address is the 3900 block of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CID/Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case.