ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A 33-year-old Davidsonville man was convicted for sexually abusing a 3-year-old.
The man was convicted on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree rape and lesser included charges.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 10, 2019.
“It’s truly unconscionable for any person to violate a child moreover for that person to be a family member the child trusted,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. “We will seek the maximum penalty for [his] crimes in the hope that we can protect the community as a whole as well as the victim and her family. This case reminds us that as parents we can and should talk with our children from a very young age and reinforce their knowledge that no one is allowed to touch them and that they should come forward and tell a trusted adult if that happens.”
In Aug. 2018, Anne Arundel County police were called to the Anne Arundel County Medical Center for a report of child sex abuse.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
The 3-year-old said her uncle had committed sex abuse. He had offered the watch the girl while his wife, the girl’s aunt took a nap.
During the trial, the girl who was now four years old took the witness stand and testified, recounting the abuse.
The convicted man will face a maximum of 45 years and a mandatory minimum of 20 years due to his status as a repeat, violent offender for a previous child sex assault conviction.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
WJZ is choosing not the name the man convicted as he is directly related to the victim and would identify the victim publicly.