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Man, 63, convicted in 1991 Md. rape

A 63-year-old man dubbed the "Silver Spring Rapist" was convicted Tuesday for a rape that occurred in 1991.

The trial came about after a DNA match to a suspect who was imprisoned for a different offense in New York after the rape, according to prosecutors.

Fletcher A. Worrell has been charged with nine rapes from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

Police originally filed these charges in 2005. He could be responsible for as many as 20 rapes in the Silver Spring area over that time, according to prosecutors.

Worrell still has more prison time to serve in New York. Montgomery prosecutors intend to ask for a long sentence for the new conviction, saying they are concerned he may become eligible for release in New York.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  | September 29, 2010; 8:15 AM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Sex Crimes  
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I remember this case well because one of the rapes was in my neighborhood. The Silver Spring police had a description of the suspect but refused to release it because they feared it would scare the suspect away and they wouldn't be able to arrest him. I guess their well tought out plan failed.

Posted by: BigBubba1 | September 29, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Have you ever known Montgomery County Government/Police, to "Do the right thing"??

Posted by: Robbnitafl | September 29, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Glad we have the technology to catch these low life perps. There is no 'cure' for rapists. I hope he is kept in jail a long, long,long time!

Posted by: 10bestfan | September 29, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

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