Police make arrest in Laurel rape, assault

Anne Arundel County Police have made an arrest in an April 15 rape case Friday afternoon.

Police arrested and charged Stephen Phillip Utendahl, 29, of 3500 block of Sharonwood Road in connection with first-degree rape and assault that occurred April 14 on Sharonwood Road in Laurel, according to a news release.

Officers spoke with the female victim, who identified Utendahl on April 15, police said. Utendahl knew and targeted the victim, police said.

Utendahl was arrested Friday at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Corning Avenue in Fort Washington in Prince George's County, police said. Detectives conducted surveillance after receiving information that the Utendahl was known to frequent that area.


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