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Rape & Armed Robbery in St. Mary's


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 20, 2014)—The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

RAPE OF INTOXICATED FEMALE AT PARTY: On January 19, sheriff's office patrol units responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a sexual assault. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and assumed the investigation.

Detectives responded and determined that a 19-year-old female victim had attended a party at a friend's residence in Mechanicsville and became intoxicated. The victim fell asleep on a sofa at the residence. A friend of the victim went to check on her and discovered the suspect inappropriately touching the victim. The friend confronted the suspect who advised he was not doing anything wrong. The friend took the victim to a bedroom where she again fell asleep. The friend was later awakened when the victim was heard telling the suspect "no" repeatedly. The friend observed the suspect engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim who was incapacitated and pulled the suspect off the victim. The suspect then fled the residence.

John Luke Charles Cassini, age 18, of Mechanicsville, Md.

Detectives identified the suspect as John Luke Charles Cassini, age 18, of Mechanicsville, pictured above. Cassini was later located, placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, charged with Second Degree Rape and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

ACTIVE MILITARY CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY: On January 19 at 11:20 a.m., sheriff's office patrol units responded to the Race-N-Inn store in Mechanicsville for the report of an armed robbery which had just occurred. Deputies arrived within minutes and requested that a lookout be broadcast to surrounding jurisdictions for a white in color Chevrolet passenger vehicle. A short time later, an officer with the La Plata Police Department observed the vehicle on Crain Highway in La Plata exceeding the posted speed limit and matching the description of the lookout vehicle. A vehicle stop was initiated and the driver was taken into custody without incident. A handgun was recovered from the driver who was identified as Adam J. Gonzalez, age 27, of Joint Base Andrews, pictured below. Gonzalez is active duty military stationed at the base.

Adam J. Gonzalez, age 27, of Joint Base Andrews, Md.

The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and assumed the investigation into the armed robbery. Detectives determined Gonzalez entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money from the business. A store employee complied and gave Gonzalez an undisclosed amount of cash. Gonzalez fled the store through a back door and entered the above described vehicle and fled the area.

Detectives took custody of Gonzalez and transported him to CID where he was interviewed. The vehicle was subsequently impounded pending the execution of a search and seizure warrant. Following an interview with the suspect he was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, charged with Armed Robbery, Assault First Degree and Theft Under $1,000. Gonzalez is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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