Man convicted of raping woman on the Red Line gets 2 life sentences


John Hicks, 41, was sentenced on Friday to two consecutive life sentences for raping a woman at knifepoint on a Red Line train during the morning of April 12, 2016. 

Before handing down the sentence, Judge Cheryl A. McCally told Hicks that he is “a violent man” who “simply cannot be allowed to continue to live among us”.

ROCKVILLE, MD. -- A Montgomery County jury has convicted a registered sex offender of raping a woman at knifepoint on a Metro Red Line train in 2016.

John Prentice Hicks, 41, was found guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault.

Hicks' sentencing date has not been set, yet, and he will be held without bond until that time.

When he is sentenced, Hicks faces up to two life sentences.