Former city officer charged with rape

Man was with force at time of attack

August 03, 2008|By Gadi Dechter | Gadi Dechter,Sun Reporter

A former Baltimore police officer has been arrested on charges that he forcibly raped a 16-year-old girl last year while on the force, officials announced yesterday.

Rohan Mays, 27, of the 800 block of Rose Haven Road near White Marsh was indicted Friday by a city grand jury on a charge of second-degree rape.

The charge means no weapons are alleged to have been used in the crime.

The rape is alleged to have occurred between June and July last year. Baltimore police spokesman Donny Moses confirmed yesterday that Mays was on the force during that time.

Mays resigned from the Police Department last month, prosecutors said.

The former officer is being held without bail until a hearing is set. Burns declined to say where Mays is jailed.

In January, a Baltimore officer, William D. Welch of Timonium, was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl inside a station house. In that case, prosecutors dropped a second-degree rape charge in exchange for Welch's no-contest plea to misconduct in office. Under that plea, he did not admit guilt but conceded that the state had enough evidence to convict him.

Welch resigned from the force.

gadi.dechter@baltsun.com

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