Suspect wanted for sexually assaulting teen on bus

(PHOTO: Montgomery Co. Police)

MONTGOMERY CO. – Police continue to investigate a sexual assault that happened in March in Silver Spring, and police released a surveillance photo of the suspect Monday.

Police say the suspect sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl on a Ride On bus and followed the girl after she got off the bus in Silver Spring.

The incident happened on March 6 just after 3:30 p.m. Police say the girl and the suspect both boarded the bus in the 10100 block of Colesville Road.

The investigation shows the suspect sat down next to the teen and sexually assaulted her.

Police say the girl exited the bus at a stop near the intersection of Colesville Road and Spring Street, and the suspect followed her off the bus.

Investigators say the suspect sexually assaulted the girl again in the 700 block of Sligo Avenue. The suspect then fled the area after hearing someone approaching.

Police ask anyone who may recognize the victim to call detectives at 240-773-5400.