A Baltimore man was convicted Sept. 4 of the rape and beating of a woman in February 2009, authorities announced.
According to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2009, Edward Hammond, 26, approached a woman who had pulled over on the side of the road to retrieve an item from her trunk. As the victim attempted to return to the driver’s seat, Hammond accosted her with a knife and threatened to hurt her.
Hammond then instructed the victim to drive him to the 1900 Block of Hollins Street, where he then forced her inside a residence, raped her, beat her, tied her up with a wire knot, and threw her out of the window into the backyard. The victim was found in the adjacent alley at approximate 1:14 a.m., according to the state’s attorney office.
A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury convicted Hammond of first degree rape, second degree rape, third-and fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree assault and kidnapping.
Hammond is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 3; he faces life in prison.