SILVER SPRING, Md. - Police are warning people to be aware when using dating platforms after a woman was attacked and raped in Silver Spring last week.
Investigators say the victim and the suspect – Demitrious Harriott – arranged to meet at an apartment building, which he claimed was his.
As the pair walked down a hallway, however, the suspect seized the victim and forced her into a stairwell.
He then allegedly sexually assaulted her and slammed her face into a concrete wall.
He also allegedly stole her cell phone, and ran off.
Investigators identified Harriott as a suspect, noting that he frequently stays in the building.
Harriott was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and robbery.
He has been jailed without bond.
Along with Montgomery County police, D.C. police are warning people to be wary of dating apps.