A 45-year-old man was arrested this week after he was accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face and raping her in an apartment in uptown Ocean City.
Wayne Eugene White, 45, was arrested by Ocean City Police near 123rd Street on Dec. 3 and charged with second-degree rape, first- and second-degree assault, and fourth-degree sex offense.
Officers went to a condominium complex near 123rd Street in response to a domestic assault, and when they arrived, the officers met with the female victim at her room.
When the victim opened the door, police said, she had blood covering her sweatshirt, mouth, and chin. The woman told police she wanted White to leave her condo because he assaulted her.
The victim told police she moved to the condo in February 2020 and she and White had dated off and on about three years ago. White, she said, had been staying with her at the unit for about a week and the two were having an intimate relationship.
But on Dec. 3, she and White went to a nearby bar where they consumed alcoholic drinks before leaving at 8 p.m., according to court documents.
The woman told officers White became agitated with her because she told him he was too drunk, and when they got into the vehicle, he started yelling at her. The woman asked White to take her home and he refused, passing her street on purpose.
She continued to tell officers that as the two headed south on Coastal Highway, White stopped the vehicle and told her to get out of the vehicle. When she tried to get out, the woman told police, she put her right leg onto the highway and White drove away with half of her body in the car and half out.
Charging documents note that the woman told officers she fell out of the car and injured her shoulder and hip, and when she looked up, she saw headlights coming toward her. She quickly got up and moved from the middle of the road and White stopped the vehicle a few yards from her and told her to get back into the car, so she did.
When she got in, she said, White hit her in the mouth with his hand so hard that her lip and mouth began “gushing blood.” White drove back to the condominim, and he continued yelling at her in the parking lot, according to police. The woman reportedly told White to stop, but he refused.
The two went back into the condo, the woman told police, and White was angry and would not calm down, eventually pushing her onto the floor near the kitchen. He then pulled down her pants and stated, “I’m gonna rape you.” She also said he repeated the phrase two more times before forcing her face into the carpet and having sex with her for three or four minutes. The woman said she told White to stop. As soon as she could get away from White, the woman called 911.
The OCPD Forensics team searched the unit for evidence, and according to court documents, they found a large blood stain on the carpet where the woman’s face was forced into the carpet while White allegedly raped her.
The woman was taken to a local hospital and examined.
White was arrested, according to court documents, and taken to OCPD headquarters, where he was interviewed and admitted to having sex with the woman. White, police added, acknowledged that the woman said, “stop, it hurts,” though he denied forcibly pushing her face into the carpet and hitting her. He also denied that he told the woman he was going to rape her.
White told officers he and the woman argue a lot and they “frequently end their arguments with sexual intercourse.”