Man racks up 47 charges for alleged sexual abuse
A 47-count indictment was filed against a Huntingtown man Monday for recurring incidents from 2010 to 2014 where he allegedly had sexual relations with a juvenile in both Calvert and Charles counties.
Lionel O’Brian Lee, 32, was indicted on 47 charges, including the sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree sex of- fense, third-degree sex offense and second-degree rape, online court records show.
On Nov. 3, Det. Long of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the 17-year-old victim in reference to a sexual child abuse complaint. According to previous reports, the victim — who was 11 at the time the alleged incidents started in 2010 — told Lee she had a dream they had sexual intercourse together, prompting Lee to reportedly ask if she want- ed to “try it.” The two allegedly began engaging in intercourse while her mother was at work.
Lee allegedly started the sexual relationships by touching her on the outside of her clothes, which progressed to his performing a sex act on her. After two months, Lee reportedly began engaging in intercourse. The victim recalled after the first couple times beginning to feel uncomfortable and turning down the sexual advances, previous reports show. When she resisted, Lee would allegedly put a blanket over her face and force her to engage in intercourse.
The victim told officers she had sex with Lee on a regular basis until Lee moved to La Plata around October 2014. She estimates reportedly engaging in intercourse with Lee between 25 and 50 times in Calvert County. She also detailed exchanging alleged texts of nude photographs with Lee.
Lee was incarcerated at the detention center, serving a sentence for a separate case before authorities were alerted to the alleged crimes. As he was allowed to leave the detention center for a work release, he allegedly began texting the victim regularly. After the victim’s boyfriend saw the text messages on her phone and was informed of the situation, he encouraged her to alert authorities.
Just before midnight Nov. 3, the victim texted Lee asking how he was and they engaged in a conversation about their alleged sexual activity. In the conversation, Lee allegedly admitted having sex with her “well over a couple hundred times,” according to the reports in Calvert and Charles counties.
On Nov. 4, Long and Det. Rector of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Calvert County Detention Center to make contact with Lee when he returned from work release. They seized his phone pending a search warrant when he pulled into the parking lot.
Long spoke with Lee in a detention center room, where he agreed to answer detectives’ questions without an attorney present after hearing his Miranda rights. In the interview, Lee allegedly admitted to texting the victim that morning and engaging in sexual intercourse in Calvert County and La Plata.
Lee is scheduled for an initial appearance Jan. 6 in circuit court.