SUSPECT ARRESTED IN HARFORD COUNTY RAPE – ARREST RESULT OF PERSISTENT INVESTIGATION FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS
(Bel Air, MD) – A persistent State Police investigation of more than two years resulted in the arrest last night of a man for the rape of a Harford County woman that occurred in the spring of 2006.
The accused is identified as Glenn J. Raynor, 39, of the 300-block of Ponfield Road East, Forest Hill, Md. He is charged with first and second degree rape, first and second degree assault, first, third and fourth degree burglary, first and second degree sex offense, sodomy, unnatural and perverted sexual practice, and malicious destruction of property.
Raynor was arrested by State Police from the Bel Air Barracks at his home, just before 8:30 p.m. He was taken to the barracks for processing and then transported to the Harford County central booking center to await an initial appearance before a court commissioner.
At about 5:30 a.m. on April 2, 2006, Maryland State Police were dispatched to the 1600-block of Bramble Court in Bel Air, in response to a report of a rape and burglary. The victim, a woman who was 36-years-old at the time, reported that 30-60 minutes earlier, a man broke into her home and raped her. The Maryland State Police does not identify victims of sexual crimes.
The suspect was described as a white male, wearing khaki shorts and a t-shirt. He was also said to be wearing a tan baseball hat with the logo of the “Portofino Bay Hotel” on it.
A relentless investigation by State Police criminal investigator Trooper First Class Dana Wenger from the Bel Air Barracks continued from the day the rape was reported. In late July 2008, additional information was obtained that led to more interviews and new evidence. In early September, evidence developed in the investigation led to the charges against the accused, after consultation with the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office.