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Man charged with rape in Montgomery campus assault

Montgomery County police charged a 34-year-old man with rape and other offenses after an attack Tuesday at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, during which a female student was sexually assaulted in the performing arts center.

Police charged Nathaniel L. Hart with two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offense and attempting to escape after arrest, according to a news release Wednesday. He was taken into custody about 8:40 p.m. at a Silver Spring motel.


Nathaniel L. Hart. (Montgomery County Police)

An address for Hart was not listed in the release.

Police received the initial report shortly after 3:30 p.m., authorities said. A lockdown of the campus ended about 90 minutes later.

Police said the attack happened in a second-floor women's restroom in the west section of the performing arts center. The student is 19, according to police spokeswoman Melanie Brenner.

Reports of the incident set off a flurry of activity as police searched for a suspect. Both sections of the campus were shut down, as was the pedestrian bridge between them, and helicopters circled overhead looking for the suspect.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 27, 2010; 10:17 AM ET
Categories:  Montgomery , Updates  
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Comments

LOL at the "perfuming arts center"... I bet it smells real nice in there.

Posted by: edwardbear76 | January 27, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

"...a female student was sexually assaulted in the perfuming arts center."
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Perfuming arts center. WaPo's typos get more and more stupid.

And big surprise about the rapist.

Posted by: checkered1 | January 27, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Looks guilty to me!

Posted by: thetan | January 27, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

And to make things worse, wait until she discovers that a degree at MoCo College is about as useful as a Platinum Discover Card.

Posted by: CubsFan | January 27, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Now he is going to get raped.

Posted by: james.lawsonjr@comcast.net | January 27, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Two counts? Were there two victims?

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | January 27, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

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