On June 17, 2006, the victim went to bed in the 700 block of Wharton Court. She later woke up and found Paige sitting on her bed holding a gun.
After leading the woman to the downstairs living room, Paige forced her to perform sex acts on him and raped her. He then left the home, stealing a bicycle on the way.
While the victim was unable to identify Paige in a photo array, a DNA hit established a link in what had become a cold case.
On August 1, 2013, a Baltimore City Circuit Court jury convicted Paige of first-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, and third-degree burglary.
Paige received life in prison with all but 50 years suspended for first-degree rape, 10 years for third-degree sex offense, 10 years for second-degree assault, five years for third-degree burglary, and five years of supervised probation. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
“I commend the police and our prosecutor for their perseverance in bringing the defendant to justice more than seven years after this brutal and unconscionable attack. We are gratified by the outcome and hope it will help the victim and her loved ones to achieve a sense of closure,” State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said.