80-year-old man charged with allegedly fondling 4-year-old girl

CHARLES COUNTY, MD. (WUSA9) - An 80-year-old Maryland man is being charged in connection with fondling a 4-year-old girl at his home in Charles County, police said. 

Authorities are charging Joseph Elmer Rohls with sexual abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault. 

The four-year-old victim was at Rohls' home with relatives when the assault happened. Rohls was arrested at his home located in the 9900 block of Morgantown Road. 

After speaking with Rohls, police learned he may have sexually assaulted other children over the years. Police are not sure how many children could have been assaulted, but the ages are most likely between 4 and 7 years old. 

Police are asking anyone whose children may have had contact with Rohls, and who believes their child may have been assaulted by him, to call Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County.

Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
 

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