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Charles County Sheriff's Office Continues Search For Rape Suspect


New Information Obtained About Suspect's Whereabouts

Charles County Sheriff's Office detectives have obtained new information regarding the whereabouts of Michael David Harbin, the suspect wanted for the July 2 rape of a Waldorf woman, and are asking for assistance in locating him. ( see http://www.somd.com/news/headlines/articles/2265.shtml )

Detectives have learned witnesses last saw Harbin at Union Station in Washington, D.C., where someone who gave him a ride to the station dropped him off. However, detectives do not believe he boarded a train. Harbin last spoke with a family member July 4, and during that conversation he told the family member he was in Virginia and was hitch-hiking south.

Detectives believe Harbin could be headed as far south as Florida, however, his whereabouts are still unknown. Harbin is traveling with a medium-sized mixed-breed dog that is tan in color in answers to the name "Fred."

Detectives obtained a warrant for Harbin July 3 after he was identified as the suspect in a rape that occurred at 9:30 p.m. July 2.

Officers responded to Berry Road near Trumpeter Court in Waldorf July 2 at 9:30 p.m. for the report of the rape. Investigation revealed the victim, a 39-year-old Waldorf woman, was leaving the Hamilton Center II in the 3200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf when Harbin approached her, forced her into a dark area and sexually assaulted her. Harbin then forced the victim to drive him and his dog to the intersection of Berry Road and Trumpeter Court, where he exited the vehicle and fled into the woods. The victim then ran to the roadway, where a citizen stopped and called police. The victim was transported to Civista Medical Center.

The Sheriff's Office has released a picture of Harbin and the picture is posted on the Sheriff's Office's website, http://www.ccso.us. Harbin is 30 years old and is white, approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall and about 180 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and no fixed address.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. G. Draheim at 301-609-6479.

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