Teenager raped daughter of family friend since she was 3 years oldBy Mason White 12:37 PM August 31, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A teenager was arrested after he raped a young girl at a state fair.
The 17-year-old boy is accused of raping the 9-year-old girl at the Maryland State fairgrounds.
Jonathan Fleming of Carroll County, was charged with rape, perverted practice and sexual assault among other charges.
The Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit said that it was discovered that Fleming sexually abused the girl since she was about 3 years old.
Police began investigating on Thursday, after a farmer saw the young man and the girl at the swine barn and alerted the girl’s father that something may have happened between the two.
The teengaer is a family friend of the victim, police said in a statement.
“The farmer actually saw the teenager buckle his pants when he approached the two of them,” police said.
When the teen saw the farmer approaching, he walked away with the girl.
The girl allegedly told police that Fleming forced her to perform sexual acts on him several times a year when they met at fairs.
He is being held in a Baltimore County jail on $500,000 bond.