Baltimore County Police Officer Anthony Michael Westerman was arrested Saturday, according to online court records. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center and was denied bail
Officer Westerman, 25, a six-year veteran of the Baltimore PD, has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree assault, department officials announced Sunday.
“The allegations made in this case are reprehensible and are not representative of the values and ethics of the Baltimore County Police Department,” Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said in a statement.
Details of the accusations facing Westerman – who has been suspended without pay – were not immediately clear. A message seeking comment from police was not returned early Monday.
The six-year veteran was last assigned to the department’s Essex precinct. An investigation into the allegations was launched after police received a tip, department officials said.
The date of the first alleged incident is Oct. 4, 2017, and the date of the second accusation is June 6, 2019, WBAL reported, “The Special Victims Unit conducted their investigation and ultimately pursued charges against Westerman,” police said.
Westerman is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Monday afternoon, according to the station.
The circumstances behind the charges have not been released
It’s unclear if Westerman, who remains in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center, has hired an attorney. His preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 3, the Baltimore Sun reported.