Baltimore Police arrested a man who they say forced a woman into her Mount Vernon home and raped her as he held a knife to her neck last month.
Charick Scott Callaway, 31, of the 3900 block of Tiverton Road in Randallstown faces multiple charges including rape, assault and kidnapping.
Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez credited the arrest to "a very courageous woman" who came forward to police, and the community, who called in with tips, after officers distributed images of Callaway captured from surveillance cameras.
The attack occurred at about 2:45 a.m. May 27 in the 900 block of N. Calvert St., where the victim was approached by Callaway while walking home from work, police said. Once inside her home, police said he demanded her cell phone and money, and sexually assaulted her. He took about $900 from her home.
Capt. Martin Bartness, head of the special investigations section, said Callaway had a "unique m.o." and forced the female victim to shower and clean up the scene with bleach, as well as rub dirt on her hands and cell phone, which he had touched.
Callaway then forced her to escort him out of the residence, where he was recorded by video surveillance from private businesses and CitiWatch cameras, police said.
Police said Callaway was a medallion, which is visible in some of the footage and is also visible in a YouTube video from Dance Mogul Magazine, which identifies Callaway as an "engineer student."
Police said the victim was able to identify Callaway from a photo array using Motor Vehicle Administration photos.
"It is not an easy process," Bartness said of the victim's courage to come forward.
He said police were still able to collect some evidence from the scene.
Callaway, who is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, previously pleaded guilty to a kidnapping charge in 2006 in Baltimore County, online court records show. He received a 10 year sentence with 5 years suspended, and three years probation.
The family of Callaway, nor an attorney, could be reached for comment Friday night.
Police investigated multiple rapes in the Mount Vernon neighborhood several years ago where the suspected entered residences through unlocked windows, sometimes after climbing up fire escapes.
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