Red Line rape case goes to jury in Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE — The trial for the man accused of the midmorning rape of a woman on a Red Line train concluded Friday evening after four days of testimony that included an appearance from the accused’s mother.

A full day of testimony from DNA experts discussing blood and semen preceded closing arguments in which the attorney for John Hicks, 41, of D.C. said police arrested the wrong man. The case was heard in Montgomery County District Court.

Defense attorney Sam Sandler said a bad investigation and bad identification led to Hicks’ arrest. The attorney contended that Hicks doesn’t match the description that the victim gave police of the man who assaulted her on a train traveling between the Fort Totten and Glenmont stations.

The attack happened…

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