Two St. Mary's Men Arrested for Rape of 13 Y/O - Southern Maryland Headline News

Two St. Mary's Men Arrested for Rape of 13 Y/O


LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) reported this morning that two St. Mary's County men have been arrested for the rape of a 13 year-old female.

On April 17, BCI began an investigation into a reported rape. According to police, Irvin Joseph Branson, a 25 year-old male from Chaptico, and Gary Ignatius Branson, a 21 year-old male from Clements, had sexual intercourse with a 13 year-old female. Irvin Branson reportedly had intercourse with the female on four separate occasions over a two week period and Gary Branson had sexual intercourse with her on one occasion.

The men are brothers.

Both men were arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

Irvin Branson was charged with 4 counts of 2nd Degree Rape. Gary Branson was charged with one count of 2nd Degree Rape. Both men were incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center in Leonardtown.

The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.

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