WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police (MTP) have arrested a 21-year-old in connection with an alleged rape attempt that occurred on the Silver Line Tuesday morning.
Kendrie Roberts-Monticue of Reston was arrested at a family member's home in Virginia on Thursday, according to police.
MTP said the woman who reported the assault was a mother riding the Metro with her child. Between the McLean and East Falls Church stations, a man approached the victim, physically assaulted her, attempted to remove her clothing and exposed himself, according to police.
The victim was able to escape the train at East Falls Church Station, where MTPD responded. Her young child is believed to be the only other individual on the rail car at the time of the attack. The alleged attacker is believed to have boarded at the Wiehle-Reston East station and exited at Foggy Bottom.
Roberts-Montciue is being held in Fairfax County, where he is expected to face charges of attempted Rape by Force, Threat, or Intimidation, and attempted Sodomy by Force, Threat, or Intimidation, which are both felonies.
MTP thanked the public for the anonymous tips that led to Roberts-Monticue's identification.