Man charged in al­leged sex abuse of teenage girl

Maryland Independent - - News - By CERONE WHITE cwhite@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @Cerone_IndyNews

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.

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