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Baltimore County Sheriff's employee indicted on rape charge

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jan 28, 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore County Sheriff's employee in connection with an alleged rape that dates back more than a year ago.

According to officials, 54-year-old Morton Stanley Winkler Jr. faces a second-degree rape charge involving a woman less than half his age who had an extensive criminal history and had sought rehab for an addiction problem.

"We were notified of the sexual assault allegation on November 30, 2018 and initiated an investigation then," said Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Ofc. Jennifer peach. "The victim was in the care of the sheriff's office at the time of the alleged rape."

Due to the close relationship between members of the sheriff's office and the police, as well as the people they protect in the courthouses, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger has asked a special prosecutor from Carroll County to step in and handle the case.