Man to serve up to 76 years for child sex abuse
An Indian Head man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 7-yearold girl was sentenced last Friday in Charles County Circuit Court.
Having pled guilty to first-degree sex- ual offense, Delandre Bernard Rosier, 31, received a life sentence with all but 76 years suspended from Judge James West, court records show. Assistant state’s attorney Sarah Freeman prosecuted the case.
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 told family members Rosier had sexually abused her, charging documents state. Rosier was still at the residence when police arrived, but was able to escape on foot. Officers at- tempted to track him using a K-9, but they were unable to locate him.
At the time, Rosier was also wanted on a warrant for three counts of sec- ond-degree assault for an incident in September and malicious destruction of property in an unrelated incident in October, court records indicate.
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 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.
Detectives eventually tracked down and arrested Rosier at a residence in Fort Washington in May, and he pleaded guilty in October.
If he is released in the future, Rosier will be required to register as a tier-III sex offender, a lifelong registration.