A man living in Ocean View on a J-1 student visa has been charged with raping his 19-year-old housemate.
The woman contacted the Ocean View Police Department Aug. 4 to report 22-year-old Hamza Mara had sexually assaulted her. Mara is a citizen of the country of Guinea, according to police, and he and the victim were working for the same employer and residing in the same group home.
Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin announced Sept. 27 Mara was arrested after his DNA was matched to the investigation.
He was charged with second-degree rape and committed to the Delaware Department of Corrections in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other incidents related to Mara is asked to contact Detective Harrington at 302-539-1111.