LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 5, 2009)—A 15 year-old boy is in police custody and has been charged with the 2nd degree rape of a 3 year-old female child that allegedly occurred today.
Police in St. Mary's County were called to an address on Castaway Circle in
Lexington Park around 2:20 p.m. Thursday to investigate the reported rape.
Officers from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack were the first to respond. They subsequently contacted the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) to assume the investigation.
The 15 year-old boy was taken into custody and was charged with 2nd degree rape.
The female victim was transported to a medical facility.
Police will not identify the relationship between the victim and the suspect in order to protect the identity of the victim.
The Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted and responded to BCI facilities. The juvenile suspect remains in custody as of Thursday evening.