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Home detention for Baltimore County Police officer convicted of rape, assault

Posted at 9:49 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 17:23:09-05

TOWSON, Md. — A Baltimore County Police officer has been sentenced after being convicted of multiple rape and assault charges.

Judge Keith Truffer sentenced 27-year-old Anthony Westerman to a 15-year jail term, suspending all but four-years and allowing him to serve that time on home detention.

According to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, Westerman was convicted of two counts of Second Degree Rape, Third Degree Sexual Offense, Fourth Degree Sexual Offense and two counts of Second Degree Assault.

The incidents were investigated and charged in 2019 after Westerman was accused by another woman of assault.

Court Docs: Baltimore Co. officer repeatedly raped, sexually assaulted women he knew while drunk

That led to the discovery of an October 2017 incident where a 22-year-old woman had accused Westerman of rape, after he had brought her home from a bar.

At the time of the incident, the victim was reportedly unconscious.

The victim had not reported the attack until after she learned that Westerman was being accused of assaulting the other woman in 2019 .

Westerman had been suspended from the Baltimore County Police Department without pay, throughout the case.

On Monday the department said he'd been terminated.