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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Man arrested in Va. tourist attack

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A LaPlata man arrested for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a mother and daughter in an Arlington hotel in August was a sex offender recently released from prison, according to police and court records.

The victims, one in her 50s and one in her 70s, were visiting the area from Canada, police said.


Swann. (Arlington Police)

One of the women opened the door for the attacker because she expected it to be a family member who was staying in another room at the hotel in the 2400 block of South Glebe Road, according to police.

Storme G. Swann, 49, was charged this week with abduction with the intent to defile and two counts of robbery.

Swann was convicted of first-degree sex assault in Prince George's County in 1996, and released from prison about a month before the hotel attack, according to online court records.

He had been given a life sentence with all but 20 years suspended, records show. He served about 15 years of the sentence and had just begun supervised probation, according to the records.

He also was charged with driving under the influence in October in Charles County.

In Arlington, Swann allegedly knocked on the hotel room door at about 11:45 p.m. and forced his way inside after a victim answered the door. He then allegedly tied the women up at their feet, sexually assaulted one of them and made off with their belongings, police said.

Swann was arrested through a tip from the Charles County Sheriff's Office. He is being held without bond in Maryland.

Anyone who has additional information about the crime is asked to call Detective Donald Fortunato at 703-228-4197 or e-mail him.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Allison Klein  | November 24, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, Charles, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Comments

Worthless scumbag.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | November 24, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Life sentences for all rapists. No parole.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 24, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

The rabid must be put down no matter race/creed/color/gender.

Posted by: kahlua87 | November 24, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Jails are too crowded . He will be out on parole. With overwhelming evidence neuter him.

Posted by: jercha | November 24, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Fry his arse.....

Posted by: kimnealctr | November 24, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Death penalty....

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 24, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, in order to stop these guys, you must forcibly give them a sex change operation once they are convicted, then stick them in a male prison population. Oh yes, and before you do that, make sure you cook and make him eat any part of his "manhood" that's left over after the operation, "cojones" included. After a few of those get publicized, somehow I think the rape statistics would drop dramatically.

Posted by: mickeyconnie | November 24, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

His scumbag parents must be proud of him.

Posted by: kenk33 | November 24, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse


Seriously, in order to stop these guys, you must forcibly give them a sex change operation once they are convicted, then stick them in a male prison population. Oh yes, and before you do that, make sure you cook and make him eat any part of his "manhood" that's left over after the operation, "cojones" included. After a few of those get publicized, somehow I think the rape statistics would drop dramatically.

Posted by: mickeyconnie | November 24, 2010 12:16 PM

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Wouldn't the electric chair or lethal injection be cheaper? Sex change operation would be too much fuss, with all the cuttin' and sewin' and making sure the boobs were symmetrical stuff. Then, you would have to find someone who wasn't squeamish about frying up human body parts, and there ain't exactly many ex-Nazi concentration camp cooks left. Finally, (in all seriousness), the rape statistics would not go down, but the murder statistics would go up, since the rapists would want to kill any witnesses and spare themselves a free jailhouse sex change.

Posted by: GP04 | November 24, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Send him back to Mexico!!!!

Posted by: paliceag | November 24, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

This is why we should castrate sex offenders.

Posted by: lsbg_t | November 24, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I think the Commonwealth will know what to do with him.

Posted by: Eric20 | November 24, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I think the Commonwealth will know what to do with him.

Posted by: Eric20 | November 24, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Think those in charge of his parole hearing would like a "do over" on this one?
Obviously, he learned a valuable lesson the 14 or so year he spent in jail...committed a bunch more felonies within a month of his release.
Yep...another example of the wildly successful penal system. Why do certain states always feel someone can be rehabilitated?
Some people(using the term loosely) are just broken and can't be fixed.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | November 24, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

The officials who released him should suffer some serious consequences for their irresponsible actions. Only then will they have an incentive to protect the public.

Posted by: JohnRice | November 24, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

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