Frederick, MD – Late this afternoon in Frederick County Circuit Court, a jury of twelve Frederick County residents found Christopher D. Alexander, age 39, of Frederick, MD guilty of 2nd Degree Rape, 2nd Degree Assault, and possession of phencyclidine (PCP).
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith commented, “This young woman showed tremendous courage taking the stand to share her account of that terrible and traumatic night. Unfortunately, this kind of trauma often lasts for years. Hopefully, this guilty verdict and a lengthy sentence will help in the healing process.”
The victim and defendant were casual acquaintances. On the night of the incident, April 22, 2019, the victim went over to the defendant’s house for what had been arranged as an appointment to do the defendant’s hair. Alexander offered the victim several drinks and she blacked out. She awoke to him raping her, pushed him off and ran out of the residence in the early morning hours of April 23rd. She immediately went to a friend’s house nearby and the friend called the police. She was treated at Frederick Health Hospital, where they took blood and urine samples. Those samples were tested at the FBI Chemistry Unit in Quantico, Virginia where they tested positive for alcohol, phencyclidine (PCP) and a prescription antihistamine. A search of the defendant’s residence revealed a vial with a large quantity of phencyclidine (PCP).
The Honorable Judge Richard Sandy scheduled sentencing for July 29th, 2021 at 9:00am. Alexander faces up to 21 years in the Division of Corrections.
The State was represented by Family Violence Unit Chief Assistant State’s Attorney Tammy Leache.