He’s scheduled to be sentenced in late July.
Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick man was convicted of rape Thursday afternoon. The State’s Attorney’s Office says a jury found Christopher Alexander, 39, guilty of 2nd-degree rape, 2nd-degree assault and possession of PCP. Circuit Court Judge Richard Sandy has scheduled sentencing for July 29th, 2021.
Prosecutors say on the night of April 22nd, 2019, the victim went to Alexander’s house for a hair-cutting appointment. Alexander offered her several drinks and she blacked out. . When she woke up, prosecutors say Alexander was raping her. She pushed him away and ran to a friend’s house, who called police.
The victim was taken to Frederick Health Hospital where she was treated. Hospital staff took blood and urine samples from the victim which were sent to the FBI Lab in Quantico, Va.
Prosecutors say the DNA from the blood and urine samples contained alcohol and PCP. . Police also searched Alexander’s home where a vial with a large quantity of PCP (phenocyclidine) was found.
Alexander could be sent to prison for up to 21 years when he’s sentenced, prosecutors say.
“This young woman showed tremendous courage taking the stand to share her account of that terrible and traumatic night,” said State’s Attorney Charlie Smith, in a statement. “Unfortunately, this kind of trauma often lasts for years. Hopefully, this guilty verdict and a lengthy prison sentence will help in the healing process.”
By Kevin McManus