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Additional charges face Towson man accused in sexual assault, burglaries

By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com

12:43 PM EST, November 29, 2012

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A Towson man already charged with a first-degree sex offense and multiple counts of burglary in connection with a string of early-summer incidents has been charged with three other burglaries and a second sexual assault, Baltimore County Police said Thursday.

Ricky Marion Bostic, 44, of the 200 block of Towsontown Court, was arrested on July 19 after a pair of incidents in the 100 block of Versailles Court and charged for both July incidents, as well as a May 24 sexual assault at a York Road residence near Towson University.

After detectives searched Bostic's home, police said Thursday they recovered several video game systems and laptop computers, and have filed additional charges for three separate cases.

On June 12, police said a woman returned home to her off-campus apartment in the 8000 block of York Road and went to sleep with her door unlocked. The woman awoke to find an unknown man in her bed and believed she had been sexually assaulted, though she did not report the assault until contacted by detectives.

The woman's laptop and her roommates Xbox were found in Bostic's apartment, and Bostic was charged with first-degree burglary and a first-degree sex offense.

A Nintendo Wii system and accessories found in Bostic's apartment were allegedly taken from a house in the unit block of East Burke Avenue between May 31 and June 9, and a laptop recovered in his apartment is one that was reported stolen during a March 14 burglary in the 200 block of Towsontown Boulevard.

Bostic was charged with first-degree burglary in each case.

The Towson resident already faced multiple burglary and peeping tom charges in connection with the July 19 incidents, which led to his arrest.

On that evening, police said a woman was sleeping on her couch when a man attempted to open the sliding glass door of her apartment. The woman awoke and yelled for her boyfriend, and the pair was able to provide a description of the man to police.

Later that evening, police said officers found Bostic walking on Towsontown Boulevard and discovered he had several credit cards belonging to a woman who lived in the same Versailles Court apartment complex.

After his July arrest, police said Bostic matched the description of a man wanted for a May 24 sexual assault at a York Road residence during Towson University's graduation weekend.

In that instance, police said a woman who lived in the house woke up to find a man touching her. Detectives used forensic evidence to determine a second roommate who was sleeping in a separate room was assaulted as well, though that woman could not tell detectives what happened.

Police said they connected Bostic to the sexual assaults through fingerprint evidence.