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Gaithersburg man arrested for attempted rape

DERWOOD- A 24-year-old man is behind bars for the attempted rape of a female worker inside an apartment complex in Derwood.

Montgomery County Police arrested Joao B Rodrigues, 24, of Gaithersburg.

The alleged assault happened on November 30 at The Daley Apartments in the 8000 block of Gramercy Boulevard.

Police said the suspect came up to the victim in the hallway near the bathrooms and told her the men's bathroom did not have paper towels. When the victim went into the men's bathroom, the suspect followed behind and grabbed her.

According to authorities, police witnessed Rodrigues walking in the area of Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road toward the apartment building at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard where the assault happened. Rodrigues, matching the description of surveillance photographs was arrested and taken into custody.

He was transported him to the Central Processing Unit where he is being held without bond.