BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore City police officer has been arrested and is facing serious charges.
Andrea Fujii explains the accusations.
A man accustomed to enforcing the law has now been accused of breaking it. Kevin Rowland, a Baltimore City police officer, has been charged with sex abuse of a minor, fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. Harford County court records say the abuse happened inside the 44-year-old’s Edgewood home beginning last September up until a week ago.
No one would answer the door Wednesday night.
Rowland has been suspended with pay.
“In this particular case, it’s not a case that we investigated but certainly again, we’re going to hold our members accountable,” said Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld.
Bealefeld says this should be another sign that the police can police themselves. Further action may happen as the court proceedings go on.
“Our holding our standards and vigorously pursuing people who have crossed the line—again, I think actions speak louder than our words,” Bealefeld said.
Rowland’s Myspace page says he is married and has two sons. He has been on the police force for at least seven years.
As of Wednesday evening, Rowland is still in custody in Harford County.
Anyone from the public with further information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Tfc. Michelle Workman at the Harford County Child Advocacy Center at 410-638-3294.