In­dian Head man charged for al­legedly sex­u­ally abus­ing a mi­nor

Abuse took place between May, July

Maryland Independent - - News - By JESSI STICKEL jstickel@somd­ Twit­ter: @Jes­si­caIndyNews

An In­dian Head man was charged for sex­u­ally abus­ing a mi­nor at least seven times between May and July.

Jeremy James Chenette, 31, of In­dian Head was charged with seven counts of sex­u­ally abus­ing a mi­nor, seven counts of third-de­gree sex of­fense and child pornog­ra­phy.

On Sept. 9, the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice was con­tacted by Chenette and an­other adult to re­port sex­ual abuse, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Chenette said he had been liv­ing at a home in In­dian Head, where the vic­tim was also stay­ing. He told po­lice that he per­formed a sex­ual act on the vic­tim, who is a mi­nor, along with three other sex­ual en­coun­ters in June, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Det. Higgs talked to the vic­tim and he con­firmed that he had been sex­u­ally abused by Chenette in the home. The vic­tim told Higgs that Chenette had per­formed a sex­ual act on them between five and seven times, and dur­ing three of those in­ci­dences of abuse, Chenette asked them to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­i­ties and the vic­tim com­plied, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

A war­rant for Chenette’s ar­rest was doc­u­mented on Sept. 10 and his bond was set at $10,000.

Chenette’s case was for­warded to Charles County Cir­cuit Court on Oct. 10. He is sched­uled for an ini­tial ap­pear­ance in court on Nov. 3, per court doc­u­men­ta­tion.

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