Rape Suspect Accidentally Released

August 11, 2007

A man suspected of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl is back on the loose.

Prince George's County police say that 27-year-old John Henri Palmont was accidentally released Friday night.

Palmont was arrested Friday for the August 3 assault in the Capitol Heights area, where he is also from.

Police say that the suspect knocked on the victim's door that afternoon and asked to use the telephone.

The girl let him in, and then he displayed a handgun before sexually assaulting her.

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