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Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Police: Rape at Md. retirement home

By Martin Weil

An 18-year old was raped Tuesday at a retirement home in Gaithersburg, the Montgomery County police said.

They said the incident happened after the victim was confronted by a man with a gun in a women's restroom at the Asbury Methodist Village.

The man fled after the incident, which occurred about 11 a.m. at the facility in the 400 block of Russell Avenue.

The suspect was described as black, in his mid 20s, 6 feet to 6 feet 2, with a muscular build and light beard. Police said he wore dark jeans, a gray hooded jacket and white shoes.

By Martin Weil  | December 7, 2010; 11:10 PM ET
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What a sorry state of affairs in this country. When the perpetrator is caught and convicted, he needs to be sent to prison for a lengthy period with no possibility of parole for good behavior.
How is it that we tolerate this in our society?

Posted by: JohnRice | December 8, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

That's pretty soft of you John. I recommend removing his "weapon" followed by a swift execution.

Posted by: clancrs | December 8, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Just curious what makes JohnRice think we tolerate this. Isn't what he describes exactly what happens to rapists when they're caught and convicted?

If it's the convicting part, maybe we just need to do away with the justice system and replace it with web pages for anonymous commenters to crowdsource the guilty plea and determine the sentence?

It worked for Rome, right?

Posted by: Froomkin_fan | December 8, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Froomkin_fan, rapists do go to jail if convicted, but unfortunately for women and children, rapists usually get paroled at some point--hence, the sex offender registry. I agree with John that rapists should have ZERO possibility of parole. They are predators.

Posted by: CAmira5 | December 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

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