OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 8, 2015): Ocean City Police Department Major Crimes Unit detectives have charged an Ocean City man with second degree rape and second degree assault after an investigation stemming from an incident in July.
On July 27, 2015, Ocean City police received a complaint of a sexual assault that occurred at an apartment in the area of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Avenue. Through investigation, detectives determined that the victim and a friend returned to the friend’s apartment in the early morning hours of July 27. Shortly after, the suspect, identified as Steven M. Grinder, 33, of Ocean City, MD, sexually assaulted the victim in his apartment.
A warrant was issued for Grinder by the Maryland District Court on October 7. He was arrested later that evening at his residence. Grinder has been charged with second degree rape and second degree assault. He was seen by a Maryland District Court commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail without bond.