David Martinez (Montgomery County Police Department)
SILVER SPRING, Md. -
A DNA match has helped Montgomery County police solve a 2003 rape in Silver Spring.
30-year-old David Martinez was transported from a Texas prison last Thursday to Montgomery County to face charges of first-degree rape, sexual assault, assault and kidnapping.
Court documents show Martinez had a revoked Maryland driver's license with a Stonehall Drive address in Beltsville.
His victim was a 23-year-old Silver Spring woman who was brutally attacked on March 3, 2003 on her way home from work. She had parked her car in the 700 block of Lowlander Lane around 1:30 a.m.
Police say a man approached her, knocked her down and choked her until she passed out. When she came to, Martinez was allegedly sexually assaulting her. Police say he picked up the victim, carried her to the backseat of a vehicle and drove her to Montgomery Knolls Elementary School, where he raped her.
Police say they located Martinez after his DNA was entered into a national database when he was arrested in Texas. It was later matched to the 2003 Silver Spring rape.