Indian Head man wanted for sex abuse of a minor arrested
Months of search leads to apprehension
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.