TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County police officer Anthony Westerman on Friday was convicted on two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree assault, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger announced on Monday.
The charges stem from two incidents. In October 2017, Westerman, and a 22-year-old woman had been at a bar when he called an Uber to take them back to his house. Once there, he reportedly forced himself on top of the victim, who said she was not conscious at the time.READ MORE: Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement
Two years later, Westerman led another woman to a secluded part of a Baltimore County bar, put his hand on her waist and started kissing her without her consent.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
The victim in the 2017 attack did not come forward until she learned about other incidents two years later.MORE NEWS: U.S. Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots
Westerman, who began working for the Baltimore County Police Department in 2013, is currently suspended without pay.