Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division have been investigating a rape that occurred on the evening of February 23, 2010 in Silver Spring. # # #
Contact: Media Services Division Phone: 240.773.5030
Yesterday, at approximately 8:37 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the area of 8700 Carroll Avenue for the report of a rape that had just occurred.
The preliminary investigation showed that the 11-year-old female victim was walking near the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Carroll Avenue when she heard two individuals speaking to her in Spanish. The victim did not understand what they were saying as she does not speak Spanish and walked away from the two individuals. Shortly thereafter, the victim was in a park near Quebec Terrace when she was approached by the same two individuals who had spoken to her earlier. The two individuals took the victim to an apartment in the 8700 block of Carroll Avenue where they both raped her. After the assault, the victim immediately told her mother what had occurred and the police were notified. Based on the information provided, officers located the two suspects at the apartment where the assault occurred and took them into custody.
Melquicide H. Sorto, age 31, of the 8700 block of Carroll Avenue in Silver Spring, was charged with one count of second-degree rape. He is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center.
Marcos R. Torres-Enriquez, age 20, also of the 8700 block of Carroll Avenue in Silver Spring, was charged with one count of second- degree rape. He is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center.
The 11-year-old victim was examined at a local hospital and released.