Potomac Man Sentenced for Rape

A Montgomery County man was sentenced yesterday to life plus 35 years in prison for raping and robbing a 74-year-old Potomac woman in her home in December 1998, prosecutors said.

A jury convicted Raymond Davis Wilson, 38, of Potomac, in March of first-degree rape, a first-degree sexual offense, robbery and burglary. Wilson broke into the woman's home and repeatedly sexually assaulted her before beating her and robbing her of $400, prosecutors said.

Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Martha G. Kavanaugh sentenced Davis to life in prison for the rape and sex offense. The judge also imposed an additional 15 years for robbery and 20 years for burglary, prosecutors said.

Lusby Youth Charged With Assault

The 17-year-old Lusby youth whose road high jinks with another teenage driver preceded a four-fatality car accident earlier this year was arrested July 2 after striking a Lusby man in the face with a bottle, Calvert County State's Attorney Robert Riddle said.

If the youth is found to be "involved"--the juvenile court equivalent of guilty--in the alleged assault, it could constitute a violation of the probation he received in April. A judge determined that the youth had been driving recklessly at the time of the crash, which killed three fellow Patuxent High School students and a 35-year-old Lusby man, Riddle said.

The state's attorney said the youth was at a party early July 2 at a home in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates housing development in southern Calvert County when he and Chip O'Neal, 18, began arguing. The youth then struck O'Neal with a bottle, cutting his face severely enough to require several stitches, the state's attorney's office said.

The 17-year-old was arrested later and charged with second-degree assault. He will be held on electronic home monitoring until a court hearing on the assault charge, which is scheduled for Calvert County juvenile court Aug. 9. If he is found to have violated probation, he could be held in a juvenile facility until he is 21.