Sykesville man, 38, accused of raping child in 1970s, '80s

September 01, 2004|By Athima Chansanchai | Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF

A Sykesville man was arrested Sunday in connection with a series of rapes and assaults on a woman who said he first abused her 30 years ago, authorities said.

Henry Conrad Haltiner Jr., 38, of the 7000 block of Main St. is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center after a bail review hearing yesterday in Carroll County District Court.

The victim, 33, said Haltiner had sexually abused her since she was 3 years old and continued until she was 15, according to charging documents. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in Hampstead and Westminster.

The Sun does not publish the names of alleged victims of rape.

Haltiner is charged with one count of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, one count of first-degree sex offense, four counts of second-degree sex offense and two counts of second-degree assault.

If convicted on the first-degree rape and sex offense charges, Haltiner could face a life sentence, authorities said.

The victim said the sexual abuse began in 1974, according to charging documents. She said he raped her for the first time in 1979. She said assaults and rape were a daily occurrence from 1981 to 1983.

In 1986, she said he assaulted her for the last time after rendering her unconscious with marijuana, charging documents stated. When she woke up, she said she was nude and tied with her stockings. She said he later raped her.

There is no statute of limitations on criminal charges of child sexual abuse in Maryland.

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