Man Charged with Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl

Aberdeen police arrested a local man on Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

A 29-year-old man has been charged with sexually and physically assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Gerald Joseph Hazelwood, 29, of the 300 block of North Philadelphia Boulevard, was charged with second-degree rape, second- and third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. He is currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center, according to an news release.

The teenager's mother reported to police that her daughter was assaulted at a friend's home on Jan. 26, according to the news release.

"The victim knew Hazelwood prior to the assault," Lt. Fred Brudnick, a spokesman for the Aberdeen Police Department, stated in the release.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective John Divel, Criminal Investigations Section, Aberdeen Police Department at 410-272-2121.


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