Gaithersburg man raped, strangled homeless woman: police

Patrick Clayton Parker

A Gaithersburg man has been jailed without bond after he allegedly raped and tried to murder a homeless woman – and police are concerned he may have other victims.

Montgomery County police say Patrick Clayton Parker, 32, of Crestwood Boulevard struck up a conversation with the woman outside of a Silver Spring business.

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They say Parker offered her a place to stay, and once they were at his home, he attacked her.

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In addition to sexually assaulting the woman, police say he strangled her and struck her in the head.

They’ve charged him with first-degree rape, attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

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Anyone who may have been victimized by Parker should call police at (240) 773-5050.