He also must register as a sex offender for life.
Josiah Dalton Lindauere (Photo from Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office)
Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick man will be spending a long time in prison for two, 2nd-degree rapes where both victims were students. . In Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday, Josiah Dalton Lindauere, 19, was given 36 years incarceration, with an additional 14 years suspended sentence for two rapes involving two different victims. After he’s released from prison, Lindauere will be placed on five-years supervised probation and must register as a sex offender for life; and he’s also subject to lifetime sex offender supervision.
Lindauere was also found guilty of sextortation and possession of a deadly weapon.
The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office says one incident came to light when a school resource officer received information in March, 2022, about the sexual assault of a student. Investigators learned that Lindauere gave the victim pills and held a knife to her throat and brass knuckles to her head as he began sexually assaulting her. Prosecutors say Lindauere threatened to kill the victim’s family if she did not comply, and also threatened to publish nude pictures of the victim if she told anyone what happened.
A previous rape occurring in 2021 by Lindauere also involved a student. The State’s Attorney’s Office says Lindauere gave his second victim alcohol, and sexually assaulted her while she was intoxicated. When this victim heard about the rape by Lindauere in March, 2022, she decided to tell her story to police.
Both victims were treated at Frederick Health Hospital. The two were also known to Lindauere, the State’s Attorney’s Office says.
“I hate to see these repeat offenders because I always wonder whether there are other victims out there in the community,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith, in a statement. “Fortunately, Frederick will be safe for decades to come because of the efforts of our prosecutors and police.”
Both of these cases were investigated by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Frederick County Child Advocacy Center.
By Kevin McManus