In­dian Head man wanted for sex abuse of a mi­nor ar­rested

Months of search leads to ap­pre­hen­sion

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

Af­ter months of elud­ing ar­rest, po­lice an­nounced they have ap­pre­hended an In­dian Head man who al­legedly sex­u­ally abused a 7-year-old girl in Novem­ber.

In cus­tody and held without bond, De­landre Bernard Rosier, 30, has been charged with first-de­gree sex of­fense, sex­ual abuse of a mi­nor, and sev­eral other of­fenses.

On Nov. 11, 2015, deputies with the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to a home in Pom­fret for a re­port of sex­ual child abuse af­ter the vic­tim re­port­edly told fam­ily mem­bers Rosier had sex­u­ally abused her. Rosier was still at the res­i­dence when po­lice ar­rived, but was able to es­cape on foot. Of­fi­cers at­tempted to track him us­ing a K-9, but they were un­able to lo­cate him, charg­ing doc­u­ments state.

At the time, Rosier was also wanted on war­rant for three counts of sec­ond-de­gree as­sault for an in­ci­dent in Septem­ber and ma­li­cious de­struc­tion of prop­erty in an un­re­lated in­ci­dent in Oc­to­ber, court records show.

The vic­tim was taken to the Cen­ter for Chil­dren for a foren­sic in­ter­view and spoke with de­tec­tives after­wards. She told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that Rosier had al­legedly sex­u­ally abused her about 10 other times be­fore the Nov. 11 in­ci­dent, but she had not told any­one, court records in­di­cate. Re­sults from a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion cor­rob­o­rated the ac­count the vic­tim gave to de­tec­tives and an­other ar­rest war­rant for Rosier was is­sued on Dec. 2.

Po­lice con­tin­ued to search for the wanted man and asked for the pub­lic’s help in lo­cat­ing him in the fol­low­ing months.

On May 12, de­tec­tives tracked down and ar­rested Rosier at a res­i­dence in Fort Washington on May 12.

A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing date is pend­ing.

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