Man arrested for attempted rape inside Md. apartment lobby

MONTGOMERY CO. – A 19-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to rape a 17-year-old girl Thursday, Montgomery County Police say.

Police responded to the 8700 block of Colesville Road for the report of an attempted rape around 7:30 a.m.

Police say they arrested Nahom Mamo after he started a conversation with the victim, grabbed her by the wrists, and sexually assaulted her.

The victim broke free, fled, and called 911.

When police arrived, they located Mamo with his pants unzipped. Police say Mamo admitted to grabbing the victim and told investigators that he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her.

Mamo is charged with sexual assault and attempted rape.