Man charged with attempted rape, robbery after forcing his way into woman's Md. home

Khary Edwards (Prince George's County Police Department)

A man charged with sexual abuse in D.C. less than a month ago is in jail in Prince George’s County Monday, this time for allegedly forcing his way into a woman’s home, then attempting to rape and kill her.

Khary Edwards, 23, faces 17 charges for what he allegedly did in Camp Springs on Saturday, the most serious being attempted 1st and 2nd-degree murder and attempted 1st and 2nd-degree rape. He’s also charged with robbery and home invasion.

Neighbors say he hid in a detached one car garage near the victim’s home on Oakland Way, a neighborhood street that dead ends at the Beltway.

The man allegedly forced his way into the woman’s home, then attempted to rape her. Prince George’s County Police were called and arrived about five minutes before noon.

They say when the first officer arrived, he saw Edwards running naked from the home. Police say he ran to nearby Auth Road and got away, but was later caught in the same area after he had put clothes on.

There are questions as to why Edwards was out on the streets and able to be in Camp Springs Saturday.

DC Court records show he was charged on September 26 with 1st-degree sexual abuse in the District. A Metropolitan Police Department report indicates that the day before, a woman accused him of forcing himself on her.

Per court records, it happened in a parking lot. The woman says she grabbed a knife in her backpack as Edwards allegedly tried to rape her. She then stabbed him in the hand.

The records say he stopped trying to rape her, but he forced her to continue going with him in the car.

According to the narrative in the court documents, the woman was able to escape after Edwards drove to a gas station at 2801 Alabama Avenue, SE.

Court records also show Edwards was ordered released under a program called the High-Intensity Supervision Program on September 26. On October 19, online court records show Edwards had a “notice of non-compliance."

On Tuesday night, he was in jail on no bond in Prince George’s County. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for November 20 in Maryland, and on Tuesday in DC court, Edwards was issued another notice of non-compliance due to the charges in Maryland.

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