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Kevin Darnell Ray charged with third home invasion, robbery, sexual assault in Md.

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A man who police say committed a series of robberies, home invasions and sexual assaults is now behind bars in Montgomery County and is scheduled to face a judge Tuesday.

Kevin Darnell Ray of Fort Washington, Md.

Kevin Darnell Ray was taken to central processing and appeared before a commissioner. He's being held without bond and is expected to have a bond hearing before a judge on Tuesday.

Charges filed against Ray in Montgomery County include: Armed robbery, first degree assault, use of firearm in felony or violent crime, first degree sex offense and third degree sex offense.

A woman who identified herself as Ray's aunt wiped away tears as both county's police chiefs discussed the crimes of which Ray is accused.

"I just need to know, what you have, is he guilty of this?" said Md. Hatcher. "What kind of evidence do you have? We're just concerned as you'd be with your children. It's dumbfounding to us. This is not the person that we know."

Police are still looking for a second suspect who they say was present for Wednesday's home invasion in Bethesda. They don't believe the second suspect participated in the sexual assault. No other information was immediately available.

Ray charged with third home invasion

Prince George’s Police charged Ray with the home invasion and sexual assault that occurred in Temple Hills on Friday.

Ray was arrested in North Carolina on Saturday by Montgomery County Police on a warrant charging him with two home invasions, armed robberies, auto theft in Wheaton and Bethesda, Tuesday and Wednesday. Surveillance pictures of Ray using a victim’s credit card cracked the case, police said.

Police believe his victims were random targets and that he used the Metro to travel.

In his mugshot, he is wearing a bandage and has bruises. He attempted to flee when police tried to arrest him, said Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw.

In his first court appearance Saturday in North Carolina, Ray waived extradition to Maryland. He was held without bond with a fugitive charge.

Ray was convicted in September 2005 of a third degree sexual offense—with force—and is on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry for life listed as Kevin Darnell Ray. In 1995, he was convicted on manslaughter.

The Sex Offender Registry also lists aliases used by Ray, including Tony Robinson, Kevin Gantt, and Mecca Bey. His last address with the SOR was 12421 Gable Lane, Fort Washington, Md. 20744.

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