By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore man was convicted in the 2019 rape of a child outside an elementary school in Dundalk, the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County said Friday.

Officials said on December 2, 2019, Royal Quinn grabbed an 11-year-old girl from behind as she was walking on a footpath near the baseball fields of Norwood Elementary School. Quinn then dragged her to a grassy area, threw her down, and sexually assaulted the girl.

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Officials said Quinn then left the scene, and the girl ran toward the school to get help.

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Baltimore County State’s Attorney, Scott Shellenberger said the victim told her story in the courtroom.

“Today we are assured that a very dangerous man will be in jail for a very long time, said Shellenberger. “The victim was so strong to walk into the courtroom and tell this terrible story.”

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Sentencing is scheduled for December 16, 2021. The State will be seeking sentencing of life without the possibility of parole, officials said.

CBS Baltimore Staff