John J. O'Grady, indicted previously in Arlington in connection with the abduction of a Northern Virginia banker's daughter last September, has been indicted by an Alexandria city grand jury on rape and abduction charges growing out of an earlier kidnapping attempt.
O'Grady, 33, also was indicted Monday by a federal grand jury on bank robbery and extortion charges in connection with the incident involving the banker's daughter last Sept. 23.
O'Grady is accused of extorting $50,000 from Milton Lee Drewer, president of First American Bank of Virginia, as ransom for the release of his daughter, Carol Lynn Drewer. O'Grady kept the young woman hostage for more than 14 hours, according to local and federal court papers.
O'Grady, a Fairfax County resident, is being held under $1 million bond by federal authorities.
In the Alexandria charges, O'Grady is accused of kidnapping, raping and sodomizing a 26-year-old nursing student in an earlier, abortive attempt aimed at seizing Carol Lynn Drewer, according to Commonwealth's Attorney John E. Kloch. In that incident, according to court papers, O'Grady forced the unidentified student to feign illness in an attempt to get Drewer to stop her car. Drewer drove off after she saw a gun in O'Grady's belt, court papers state.
O'Grady could face life in prison if convicted in Alexandria on the abduction and rape charges. He also could receive a maximum of 20 years for conviction on the sodomy charge, and a mandatory one-year prison term if convicted of using a handgun in the incident.
The federal grand jury indicted O'Grady on a charge of attempting to extort $50,000 from Milton Drewer on Sept. 18, and a separate extortion charge in connection with the Sept. 23 abduction. He also was indicted on a charge of bank robbery in connection with the ransom charged.
If convicted, O'Grady could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each of the extortion charges, 25 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on the bank robbery charge. He also could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of using a handgun in the incident, according to federal prosecutor Nash Schott.
Trial dates on both the Alexandria and federal charges will be set on Monday.