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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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