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Medhi Eghnal

Medhi Eghbal (48) of no fixed address was arrested today and charged with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. He was also served with an FTA warrant from 2017 for driving with a revoked out of state license. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention center on a no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Just before 1 a.m. on September 18, police responded to a restaurant called Z Burger, located in the unit block of Allegheny Avenue, 21204, for a call of a sexual assault. Responding officers met with the victim, an adult female, who advised that she was sexually assaulted at the location.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was invited into the location by Eghbal, who is an employee there. At the time this occurred, the business was closed. While inside, Eghbal sexually assaulted the victim. The victim was able to leave the location. As she exited, her friends, who had been using a cell phone location application to find her, saw her coming out of the location and called 911. Police quickly found Eghbal in the basement of the location, where he was arrested.

The Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit believes there is a potential for victims of similar incidents involving this suspect. If anyone has information, they should contact detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, there is help available for you 24-hours a day. You can call the police non-emergency line at 410-887-2222 or contact any one of these resources:

Booking photo of Jaysson David SanchezPolice have charged a 24-year-old man with sex offenses after sexually assaulting at least one minor.

Jaysson David Sanchez of the 300 block of Stonecastle Avenue, 21136 is being held without bail on charges of third and fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault after he sexually assaulted a teenage girl. He further solicited sex from other teenage girls using the Instagram App, but detectives have not yet identified these victims.

Additional Victims Asked to Contact Police

Police are now turning to the public to identify any additional underage victims that may have been solicited for any sex acts or sexually assaulted by Sanchez. Detectives believe that Sanchez attempts to use cell phone apps or frequent areas where he is likely to meet underage girls, as well as asking young girls to introduce him to their friends. Sanchez drives a red Toyota Scion as depicted in the images below.

Police are asking anyone who may have been inappropriately approached for sex acts or sexually assaulted by Sanchez to contact detectives from the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit by calling 410-307-2020.

suspect surveillance photoUPDATE (July 27, 2020 12:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested Gregory Hightower (67) of the 1600 block of Poplar Grove St., 21216 for sexually assaulting a teenager in Lochearn on June 27.

The investigation determined that at 11:30 p.m. the victim exited the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Dr. Hightower also exited the bus and followed the victim, offering to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, Hightower pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim. He then forced the victim on the ground and sexually assaulted her. Hightower threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene. 

Investigators received multiple tips from the public that led investigators to identifying Hightower. He is charged with first degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and firearm use/felony-violent crime. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail hearing review.

Original (July 17, 2020 9:27 a.m.):

Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Man Who Sexually Assaulted a Teenager in Lochearn

Baltimore County Police seek the public’s help with identifying the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting a teenager in Lochearn on June 27.

Just before midnight, police responded to the 6700 block of Kincheloe Ave., 21207 for a call of a sexual assault. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and victim were passengers on the same MTA bus.

At 11:30 p.m. on June 27, the victim exited the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Drive near the Woodlawn Memorial Park. The victim advised that she saw the suspect also exit the bus and he began following her. The suspect offered to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, the suspect forced the victim on the ground and then sexually assaulted her. The suspect threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene. The victim ran to Kincheloe Ave. where she was seen banging on the door of her friend’s house. A neighbor heard the banging and saw the victim disheveled and upset. She assisted the victim and called 911.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 50 - 60-years-old, 5'9 and 200-pounds (pictured here). The suspect mentioned to the victim that he lives not far from the Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel.

The suspect is believed to have been on MTA buses at the following locations:

-Rogers Station (metro) in the 4300 block of Hayward Avenue, 21215 on June 28 between 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m.

-Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21207 on June 28 between 11:20 p.m. and 11:40 p.m.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Departments Special Victims Unit are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have additional information on this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Revised June 27, 2017