ANNE ARUNDEL POLICE BEAT: Cabbie Robert Johnson charged with rape of customer
GLEN BURNIE, MD. – A cabbie was charged with the rape of a customer after Anne Arundel Police say a woman reported she had been assaulted.
Anne Arundel Police report that on November 13, 2018, at approximately 11:00 am, officers responded for a sex offense that occurred in the Glen Burnie area. The adult female victim advised that she contacted and utilized a local taxi service earlier in the morning. She stated during her transport the driver turned onto a secluded road in the area of McGivney Way near Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. While there the driver forced the victim to engage in sex acts against her will. The suspect then dropped the victim off where she notified police.
Patrol Officers and Sex Offense Detectives began an investigation into identifying the suspect. The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and evidence collection. Detectives were able to identify the local taxi company and further learned who had handled the victims fare. The operator of the taxi’s description was consistent with what the victim had described as her assailant.
Within hours, patrol officers observed the suspect driving on Crain Highway near Sixth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland. A traffic stop was initiated where the suspect, identified as Robert Peter Johnson, a thirty-eight-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. It was learned Robert Johnson was an independent contractor for a local cab company. His cab was secured pending the issuance of a search warrant. Robert P. Johnson, 38, of 1023 Cayer Drive, Apt. 112, Glen Burnie, Md., was charged by Officer C. Saunders with Second Degree Rape, Attempted Second Degree Rape and Second-Degree Assault.
Johnson was held without bond and was determined eligible for a free attorney provided by the Taxpayers of Maryland.
In a plea deal in Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Nov. 9, 2005, Johnson was sentenced to 8 years in prison when he pleaded guilty. THE DEAL: The sentenced was suspended to two years and a charge of false imprisonment was put on the Stet Docket and a first-degree felony assault charge was dropped.
As the investigation continues the Anne Arundel County Police Department is urging any other victims or anyone with information on this incident to contact the Anne Arundel County Sex Offense Unit at 410-222-4732.