Man charged in alleged sex abuse of teenage girl
A Washington, D.C., man with ties to Charles County is facing multiple sexual offense charges regarding contact with a juvenile female who lived in the home he shared with the victim’s mother.
Calvin Julius Burgess, 34, was living in a La Plata residence with the victim and her mother at the time the alleged sex crimes were committed, according to court documents.
For more than three years, court documents outlined that Burgess had care and custody over the victim at the Charles County home they shared. During this time, Burgess and the victim were also engaging in sexual acts.
According to court documents, the victim’s mother retrieved text messages between the defendant and her daughter with explicit details of sexual acts spanning several months.
When confronted by the victim’s mother about the relationship he was having with her teenage daughter, court documents state Burgess admitted to making a mistake and that he was sorry.
Information presented in court documents detailed that while the teenage victim was at home, she and Burgess would lay in bed and Burgess would rub his leg and thigh on her. The two reportedly began communicating about falling in love before the topic of sex came into play.
It is reported that sometime in December 2015, the victim asked Burgess if she could perform perform a sex act on him and he agreed. According to reports gathered by Det. Jeffery Feldman of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the two engaged in a sexual act for a period of time.
According to the victim, she told police the sexual interactions took place after Christmas 2015 but before her 16th birthday in 2016.
In January or February 2017, Burgess and the victim were reportedly at home alone in bed when he began to rub the victim’s leg. According to court documents, the victim told the suspect that she was willing to engage in sexual activity with him, and they both engaged in a sexual act which allegedly lasted 15 to 20 minutes before the victim asked him to stop.
In court documents, the victim states she was a willing participant in the sex acts, but feels she was taken advantage of by Burgess.
A non-custodial interview was conducted by detectives with Burgess in the Criminal Investigations Division in Waldorf, and Burgess admitted to receiving sexual acts from the underage victim on two occasions in 2016. According to court documents, Burgess described their dynamic as one of a father-and-daughter relationship.
Burgess faces two charges of fourth-degree sex offense and two charges of perverted practice. A preliminary hearing inquiry is set for Aug. 7 at Charles County District Court.