A 54-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Maryland, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Philip Charles Edwards Jr., of Piney Point was arrested after deputies were alerted of a possible sexual assault that happened in 2016.

According to authorities, the assault happened after the suspect met the victim. They said Edwards propositioned the girl and then engaged in a sexual act against her will.

A grand jury issued a warrant for Edwards’ arrest on November 1. He was arrested Friday and taken into custody.

Edwards is charged with second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, sexual solicitation of a minor and second-degree assault.

He is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to await a bond review.

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to contact Detective Corporal Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, extension *1996 or by e-mail at Melissa.hulse@stmarysmd.com.