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Baltimore Co. Police arrest one of their own officers on rape, assault charges

Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 03:32:35-05

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged one of their own officers with multiple counts of rape and assault.

Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, a 25-year-old, six year veteran of the department was assigned to the Essex precinct.

He was charged after the department's Special Victims Unit began an investigation into allegations made against him.

Police have released no details on when or where the alleged incident(s) occurred, but Chief Melissa Hyatt called the accusations reprehensible.

“The allegations made in this case are reprehensible and are not representative of the values and ethics of the Baltimore County Police Department. As a result of a thorough investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau, the officer has been arrested and has been suspended without pay,” said Hyatt.

Westerman is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections without bail.