October 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Boyds Man Pleads Guilty to Rapes

Philip Mauricio Kantor, 48, of Boyds pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape and one count of third-degree sex offense on Tuesday, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. In Jan. 2019, a woman reported a rape that occurred after she went to Clyde’s of Chevy Chase on Wisconsin Avenue, according to a […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

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August 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Crime Report Shows More Rapes Reported in 2017

The number of rape cases reported in Montgomery County increased 28.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the county crime report which was released this month. The county recorded 397 rape cases in 2017 compared with 309 cases the year before, according to the report. The increase, the report says, could be attributed to […]

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September 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Crime Dips in County but Area Chiefs Concerned About Gang Activity

Crime in Montgomery County posted a 5 percent decline, according to a report by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments that will be discussed Wednesday. But report says the organization’s Police Chiefs Committee remains concerned about gang-related activity across the region. The report is contained in material supplied to the Council of Governments in advance […]

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December 9, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rapes Increase in County Due to Change in Reporting Definition (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger briefed the County Council Public Safety Committee Dec. 7th. Part of his briefing included crime statistics for the first 11 months of the year. The number of rapes compared to last year have increased by 95 percent. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Chief Manger explains the increase is not as […]

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