Man Held in Attempted Rape

Man Held in Attempted Rape

A Rockville man is being held after what Montgomery County Police say was a domestic burglary and attempted rape in Potomac.

On Nov. 3 at 1:37 a.m. officers responded to a call on the 7700 block of Scotland Drive.

Upon arriving at the residence, Police say they learned that Osmin Isai Alfaro, 27 of the 700 block of Burgandy Drive in Rockville, had kicked in the door at 1:15 a.m.

Police allege that Alfaro, once inside, began attacking the woman who lives there, tearing her clothes and striking her several times. Alfaro is the father of the victim’s two children, who were inside at the time. The victim has a Protective Order in place against Alfaro, police said.

The victim began to fight back when Alfaro produced a knife and threatened her, say Police.

The victim managed to escape, hide in a closet and call the police. Alfaro was not on the premises when police arrived. The victim was treated for injuries received.

Alfaro was located walking along Seven Locks Road near Seven Hill Lane by Officer Lawrence Haley. Haley and three other officers repeatedly asked Alfaro to submit to arrest in both English and Spanish, say Police.

Police used a Taser, a non-lethal electronic device to subdue Alfaro. “The preliminary information was that he had a knife,” said Police spokesman Derick Baliles.

Baliles said that officers resorted to the Taser rather than approach a suspect they believed was armed. “He refused to open his hand to show that it was empty,” Baliles said.

No knife was recovered.

Alfaro was charged with a third-degree sex offense, first and second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree rape, resisting arrest and violation of a protective order. He is being held on $100,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 21.