Saturday, May 19, 2012

PGPD Makes Arrest in Mount Rainier Sexual Assault

Edwin Xavier Rivas

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit has arrested Edwin Xavier Rivas, 24, in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

On January 28, 2012, at approximately 2:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 3300 block of Buchannan Street for a report of a sexual assault.  Upon their arrival, they located a woman who reported that an unknown man approached her from behind as she was walking down the street.  Armed with a knife, the suspect sexually assaulted  her and fled on foot.

Detectives were able to identify Rivas, of the 6100 block of 39th Place in Hyattsville, as a suspect through the course of their investigation.  Rivas was arrested today in the 3100 block of Hamilton Street in Hyattsville without incident. Rivas has also been charged in a sexual assault being investigated by the Hyattsville Police Department. Detectives are looking into the possibility that Rivas may be responsible for other sexual assaults.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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