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D.C. man charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting teen

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Posted at 10:54 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 22:54:45-04

BETHESDA, Md. – A D.C. man is accused of kidnapping, robbing and sexual assaulting a 17-year-old boy after he allegedly abducted him from a Maryland metro Station.

Dominick Simons, 25, has been charged with first degree sexual assault, kidnapping, and robbery.

Metro Transit Police said Simons took the victim from the Bethesda Metro Station by brandished what appeared to be a gun and forcing the victim to board the next southbound train in the direction of D.C.

Dominick Simons (PHOTO: Metro Transit Police)

Dominick Simons (PHOTO: Metro Transit Police)

According to court documents, Simons then ordered the victim off the train and into the Chevy Chase Pavilion Mall, where he sexually assaulted the boy in a bathroom stall.

The incident was initially reported as a kidnapping and assault by Simons. Later, the MTP received an anonymous call from a friend of the victim, in whom he had confided, who reported that he had been sexually assaulted, according to DCW50.

The victim did not initially report the sexual assault because he felt “ashamed and embarrassed,” according to court documents.