For Immediate Release: 12/6/17
Central Baltimore — Abou Goloko was convicted of first degree sex offense, third degree sex offense, attempted home invasion, attempted first degree burglary, and attempted robbery. Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer McAllister prosecuted the case.
On November 18, 2016, police responded to 1400 block of Eutaw Place for the report of an attempted rape. Upon arriving, they spoke with the victim, who told police she was attempting to enter her secured apartment building when Goloko and an associate approached her from behind and began searching for money and valuables.
The victim was sexually assaulted during the attempted robbery. The attack ended when neighbors responded to her cries for help.
The Baltimore Police Department’s Crime lab processed the crime scene for fingerprints, including items in the victim’s backpack that had been touched by the suspects.
Further investigation into the attack—as well as additional robberies in the area — led authorities to Goloko and his associate.
Photos of both suspects, who both matched the physical descriptions given by the victim, were obtained. Both suspects also matched video footage obtained from the area around the time of the incident.
Photographic arrays of both suspects were compiled and presented to the victim. She positively identified Goloko as her attacker.
“All crimes of violence disgust me, but as a woman and mother of two young girls, a sexual assault following a home invasion is not only frightening but appalling ” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “I pray that the survivor of this horrible crime will heal from the tremendous emotional wounds she has suffered. The full measure of justice will be brought upon this young man for his actions.”
Goloko was 17 years old at the time of the attack, but was tried as an adult. He faces Life plus 50 years in prison, in addition to deportation because he does not possess legal U.S. residency status.