49-Year-old charged with sex assault of "young child"

    C Richardson (AA County Police)

    BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Police in Anne Arundel County say they've arrested a man for the sex assault of a young child.

    On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at approximately 3:17 a.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to an address in Severn Maryland for a child sex abuse investigation. The mother reported her young child was sexually assaulted by an adult male on the evening of March 5, 2019 at a residence in Severn, Maryland. The adult male suspect was positively identified as Christopher Richardson Sr., a forty-nine-year old male from the 1600 block of North Smallwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

    The Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit launched an investigation into the above allegation. Detectives executed numerous search warrants and collected evidence related to the crime. An arrest warrant was obtained for Christopher Richardson Sr. charging him with Attempted First and Second Degree Rape along with other associated crimes.

    On March 6, 2019 at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Fugitive Apprehension Team took Christopher Richardson Sr. into custody without incident in the 11000 block of York Road, Cockeysville, Maryland. The suspect is currently being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.

    The investigation revealed this was not a random act of violence. As the investigation continues the Anne Arundel County Police is urging any other victims or anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

    Police will not identify the relationship between the suspect and the victim, or the age of the victim.

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