Monday, October 13, 2008

Man charged for rape of Towson U. student

A 24-yr.-old man has been arrested by Baltimore County police and charged him with kidnapping and raping a student at Towson University on October 6.

Ian Murphy is charged for raping a 21-yr.-old woman. He attacked her while she was unloading groceries from her car at about 1 a.m. in the 7900 block of Knollwood Road. Murphy forced the woman to walk to the 7600 block of Knollwood Road, took her behind a bush and then assaulted her.

The woman called the police after the attack. She was treated and then released from Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). She wasn't able to give good details about her attacker but investigators recieved information from "concerned citizens" and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Towson University police sent out an e-mail notification to all students, faculty and staff describing this incident.

Murphy was charged yesterday for first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense and kidnapping. He was denied bail and then taken to the Baltimore County Detention Center. Murphy is scheduled for a bail review tomorrow.

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