Man charged with rape, robbery of men he met on Tinder in Prince George's County
BRANDYWINE, Md. - A man faces several charges for using a dating app to set up meetings with victims who he allegedly raped or robbed in Prince George's County.
Prince George's County Police said Rodney Richardson, 26, of Brandywine faces several charges related to the two incidents including rape, kidnapping, handgun offenses, and armed robbery.
According to investigators, Richardson is accused of using a fake name on Tinder to set up meetings with his victims.
Rodney Richardson, 26, of Brandywine. (PHOTO: Prince George's County Police Department)
In one instance, that happened on February 2 in Brandywine, investigators said Richardson set up a meeting, and after meeting the adult male victim, Richardson carjacked him at gunpoint.
Police claim that during the encounter, Richardson also stole the victim's phone and wallet.
Police said then on February 10, Richardson met another adult male victim through a dating app. The incident was reported to officers on Sunday.
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The victim met with Richardson at a church before getting into his car and going to his house.
Once at the house, the Richardson allegedly tied the victim's hand, told him to lay down in the trunk and began raping him at gunpoint.
Police said Richardson watched the victim throughout the night, before forcing the victim on the next day, to drive to a bank and take out more than $4,000 for Richardson.
Richardson was arrested in connection with the incidents on Monday, and he remains in police custody.
Police believe there be additional victims in case.
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Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incidents or Richardson is asked to call 301-772-4908. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-866-411-8477.