A 22-year-old parolee faces charges of second-degree rape after a 7-year-old west Baltimore girl contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
This is the second recent case in Baltimore where a child has contracted gonorrhea. The other case currently under investigation involves an 18-month-old toddler. According to a police affidavit, the alleged sexual abuse of the 7-year-old happened at the beginning of May inside the child’s home in west Baltimore. It came to light after the child showed up in an emergency room, police said. “The victim had an active case of gonorrhea. The mother’s live-in boyfriend stated he wanted to prove he didn’t do anything so he (agreed) to be tested,” the affidavit said. “(He) and (the mother) both tested positive for gonorrhea. (The boyfriend) agreed to speak with the detective and admitted he’d had sexual contact with the girl.”