54-year-old Md. man charged with sexual assault offenses against 14-year-old girl

Philip Charles Edwards Jr (St. Marys County Sheriff's Office)

A 54-year-old Maryland man has been charged with rape and related sexual assault offenses against a 14-year-old girl.

Philip Charles Edwards Jr., of Piney Point, was arrested Friday and taken to a detention center, according to a statement from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Edwards met the girl in the summer of 2016 and engaged in a sexual act with her against her will, according to the investigation.

After the investigation was presented to a grand jury on November 1, an arrest warrant was issued for Edwards. He has been charged with rape, sexual solicitation of a minor, and assault.

He is being held while awaiting a bond review.

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to contact Detective Corporal Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, extension *1996 or by e-mail at
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