The victim told her mother about the incidents on Feb. 14, Potter said, because she wanted it to stop.
The victim told Potter the defendant touched and penetrated her genital area on several occasions and also had her touch him in the genital area.
There were also allegations of oral sex and the accused getting on top of the little girl but no claims of intercourse, Potter said.
Police suspend search for inmate
Maryland State Police suspended active search for a prison inmate who escaped from a work detail Tuesday morning, officials said.
Edwin Phillip Hobbs, 35, a prisoner at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown, was part of a five-man crew working along state roads. He bolted at about 11:10 a.m. when the group took a break at the Md. 66 park-and-ride area just north of Interstate 70, police said.
All road police were keeping an eye out for Hobbs on Wednesday, but all other organized searches have been suspended, police said.
The day before, about eight troopers, two bloodhounds and a Maryland State Police helicopter searched the area but could not find Hobbs.
Woman injured in two-car accident
Mt. AETNA - A Middletown, Md. woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning when her 1982 Ford collided with a 1987 Ford truck, Maryland State Police said.
Nancy Sue Templeton, 48, was in fair condition Wednesday night at Washington County Hospital, a spokeswoman said.
According to police, the vehicle driven by Kenneth Schancklmeier, 60, of Alder, Mont., was eastbound on Interstate 70 at about 7:25 p.m. Templeton's car came off the ramp from Md. 66 and crossed into Schancklmeier's lane, police said.