Who is Cristian Vasquez? Maryland boy, 15, who raped neighbor at knifepoint in her house charged as adult
The Rockville teen 'grabbed' her from behind while wrapping his arm around her neck and then proceeded to threaten her with knife
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND: Cristian Vasquez, a Maryland teen has been charged as an adult after horrific details of the 15-year-old boy's first-degree offense of rape and assault on his neighbor were reported. According to reports, the Rockville teen entered his neighbor's house through an unlocked door and attacked the victim when she came home from the grocery store. The neighbor alleged that the teen sexually assaulted her after threatening her with a knife. Vasquez put a covering on the victim’s head so that she could not see.
The report revealing shocking details stated that the woman came home from the grocery store at 11 pm and was attacked in her washroom from behind. The attacker 'grabbed' her from behind while wrapping his arm around her neck and then proceeded to threaten her.
Who is Cristian Vasquez?
According to Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID), Christian Vasquez, 15, was arrested from First Street in Rockville where he was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and home invasion for the crime that took place on April 29. The police record stated that Vasquez grabbed the woman from behind and then pulled her to the bedroom. During the assault, Vasquez threatened that he would retrieve the knife if she did not comply. When the victim heard Vasquez exit her home, she fled in her vehicle and called 9-1-1.
In the ongoing investigation, Rockville detectives found video surveillance that spotted Vasquez running from the area of the victim’s home and entering the rear door of his home immediately after the sexual assault occurred. Personnel from the Crime Scene unit have also recovered latent prints from the victim’s home which were analyzed by personnel from the Latent Print Unit and determined to belong to Vasquez.
Vasquez was finally arrested on April 30 with a warrant after which the teen made admission of guilt during a police interview. He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond. The Montgomery County department of police added, "In accordance with Department policy, a photograph of Vasquez will not be released."
The appalling crime has stirred quite a few responses on social media where users have wondered how do people still keep their doors unlocked to sharing dread on how a fifteen-year-old can commit such horrendous offenses. A user said, "15??!! FIFTEEN YEARS YOUNG ??!! My son is almost 15!!! How do you raise a child to become something that could do this ?!! HOW DOES A CHILD BECOME CAPABLE OF THIS!" Another user noted, "People STILL leave their doors unlocked? smh!" A user stated, "Sounds like a mental issue and not a burglary lol."
15??!! FIFTEEN YEARS YOUNG ??!! My son is almost 15!!! How do you raise a child to become something that could do this ?!! 😩😩😩😣😣 HOW DOES A CHILD BECOME CAPABLE OF THIS 😩 https://t.co/nBGEzUDTdf— Grizzy Blanco (@GrizzyBlanco) May 1, 2021
People STILL leave their doors unlocked? smh— MCTweetin 🌻 (@mtweetin) May 1, 2021
Sounds like a mental issue and not a burglary lol— Porkmeal (@ripfadoirishpub) May 2, 2021