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Sex Abuse and 4th Degree Sex Offense Charges Made

March 31st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

On 03/30/2017 19 year old Austin Lee Hedrick was arrested by members of the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) after surrendering himself upon being advised that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

On 03/16/2017 the parents of the 14 year old female victim reported to the Maryland State Police that they believed that their daughter was involved in an inappropriate relationship with older male.

The investigation by the MSP and C3I revealed that the victim and Hedrick were involved in an on-going consensual sexual relationship. As a result, Hedrick was charged with Sex Abuse of a Minor, 4th Degree Sex Offense, and Perverted Practice.

He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance and is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $20,000.00 bond, pending his next court appearance.

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