Police: Md. man drugs, rapes woman on first date, turns her into sex trafficking victim

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WJLA) - What was meant to be a casual first date catapulted a 24-year-old woman into a nearly 24-hour-long hellhole of roofies, human trafficking and illegal drug deliveries, Montgomery County police allege in court documents obtained by ABC7.

The initial connection started like so many do nowadays -- on a dating app. The app, called SKOUT, pairs strangers based on their phones' GPS coordinates.

According to police, the female victim matched with Kyle Hilliard, 30, of Gaithersburg, on Aug. 1. After messaging one another throughout the day, Hilliard suggested the victim take a Lyft to a home located along the 900 block of Wild Forest Drive in Gaithersburg. The victim obliged.

Investigators said the two drank alcohol and smoked pot before having consensual sex. It was then that Hilliard reportedly revealed he had recently gotten out of jail and made money by selling drugs. That confession frightened the victim. When she asked to leave, Hilliard allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and firmly stated he now "owned" her and would use her to "make some money."

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