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LaVale Man Arrested In Sex Case

June 3rd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit has arrested 43 year old Richard Alan Blank, Jr., of LaVale, and charged him with eight (8) counts of 3rd Degree Sex Offense, eight (8) counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and related charges.

The arrest is a result of an investigation into allegations reported to the Maryland State Police that Blank was engaged in an on-going sexual relationship with a 15 year old female victim. Investigators were able to obtain enough information that allowed them to obtain search warrants for Blank’s residence and a known DNA sample from his person. Additional evidence was seized during the execution of the search warrant at the residence.

Blank was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance. He was ordered to be held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $500,000.00 bond pending his next court appearance.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.

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