BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City police officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing a minor.

Frederick Allen, 49, first met the victim at an after-school program when she was six or seven years old.

Prosecutors say he forged a close relationship to the victim, driving her home from school and even attending family gatherings.

Allen then began to engage in sexual acts with the victim when she was 15 years old and continued through her freshman and sophomore years of high school.  Officials say Allen was the girl’s supervisor in a Police Athletic League program.

Allen was terminated by the Baltimore Police Department Wednesday.

The Baltimore City Police Department released a statement, saying:

“Frederick Allen’s reprehensible acts only serve to bring discredit to the hard work of the women and men of the Baltimore Police Department. Due to his felony guilty plea for sexual abuse of a minor, Commissioner Batts rejected any resignation offer and immediately terminated Allen.

This investigation was conducted by members of the Baltimore Police Department’s Special Investigation Section and successfully prosecuted by the State’s Attorney’s Office. The commitment shown by those involved speaks to the deep-rooted desire to hold every officer to a higher standard.

While these horrendous acts took place many years ago, the ongoing commitment to police with the highest of ethical standards, and to hold members accountable for their actions remains unchanged and is demonstrated here today.”

Allen’s sentencing is scheduled for May.

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