Wal­dorf man charged with fourth-de­gree sex of­fense

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

A Wal­dorf man has been charged with a sex crime af­ter a teenage girl ac­cused him of as­sault­ing her on June 3.

Todd Michael Cham­ber­lin II, 22, has been charged with fourth-de­gree sex of­fense af­ter the vic­tim al­leged that he touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately in his room min­utes af­ter ar­riv­ing at his res­i­dence where friends and fam­ily gath­ered for a cook­out, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, on the evening of June 3, the girl and her mother both went to the de­fen­dant’s father’s house for a cook­out and shortly af­ter ar­riv­ing, Cham­ber­lin in­vited the vic­tim to his bed­room and al­legedly asked the vic­tim to per­form sex­ual acts on him.

The vic­tim re­port­edly said no on sev­eral oc­ca­sions to the de­fen­dant af­ter he re­peat­edly re­quested her to per­form sex­ual acts for money. The de­fen­dant asked the vic­tim to give him a lap dance and then of­fered her some Ciroc. He then hugged the vic­tim and al­legedly be­gan to fon­dle her over and un­der her clothes.

The vic­tim told po­lice that she ob­served Cham­ber­lin record­ing a video of their in­ter­ac­tion then ob­served him send­ing that same video in a group chat mes­sage. Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, Cham­ber­lin con­tin­ued fondling the vic­tim for an­other 11 to 20 min­utes.

“Chill, chill, just let it hap­pen,” Cham­ber­lin said to the vic­tim ac­cord­ing to po­lice doc­u­ments.

It’s re­ported that the vic­tim told Cham­ber­lin “no” sev­eral times and it was af­ter the vic­tim’s mother called for her to come down­stairs that Cham­ber­lin stopped.

“Don’t call it rape or noth­ing,” Cham­ber­lin al­legedly said to the vic­tim.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, text mes­sages were ex­changed be­tween Cham­ber­lin and the de­fen­dant, and that Cham­ber­lin told the de­fen­dant, “Don’t tell your mom ever ything.”

On June 4, the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice’s ap­pli­ca­tion for a search and seizure war­rant was granted and the de­fen­dant’s phone was seized. Po­lice were able to lo­cate text mes­sages con­tain­ing videos and mes­sages fea­tur­ing and men­tion­ing the al­leged vic­tim.

A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set for Aug. 28.

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