CRIME OF THE WEEK
Richard Cedric Taylor
Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit are asking for help from the community in locating a man wanted in connection with a rape investigation. The suspect is 44-year-old Richard Cedric Taylor.
On June 6, 1999, at 6:50 p.m., the then 15-year-old victim was socializing with mutual friends and Taylor who she did not know. Taylor offered to give the victim a ride home. Instead of taking her home, he stopped at an empty apartment on Cindy Lane in Capitol Heights, where he assaulted and raped the victim.
On September 8th, a DNA hit linked the suspect to the crime. Detectives have obtained a warrant for Taylor's arrest, however have not been able to him. Taylor faces charges of second degree rape along with first and second degree assault.
Detectives believe Taylor uses several aliases, to include Damion Taylor, Demetrius Taylor and Michael Scott.
If you have any information that can help detectives locate Richard Taylor, please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477) or text PGPD [space] plus your tip to CRIMES(274637) or click the below tip submit button. You can remain anonymous. We only want your information, not your name!
A CA$H reward up to $25,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the capture of this fugitive.
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