Police from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Checco-Penna, 26, of the Dominican Republic after he allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman on July 31.
The investigation was turned over to the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations upon police arrival and the victim was transported to the hospital for a rape kit collection.
A Maryland State Police Trooper had to be called in to act as a translator during interviews and the execution of search warrants during the investigation following the incident.
Based on translated interviews with the alleged victim, Checco-Penna was arrested and charged with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offense and assault in the second degree on Aug. 5.
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