Hagerstown man faces sex charge
FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man was charged Wednesday with touching an 8-year-old girl, the Frederick Police Department said.
Richard Ernest Roberts, 49, of Washington Street, was charged with second- and third-degree sex offense. He was being held in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center Thursday night on $150,000 bond.
The arrest concludes a six-week investigation that began when the girl was referred to Frederick investigators by the Department of Social Services, police said. Authorities launched the investigation June 18.
The girl told investigators that she was touched inappropriately, police said.
Woman uninjured as vehicle wrecks
A Greencastle, Pa., woman was uninjured Wednesday when her car careened off Stevenson Road near Smithsburg and ran into a barn, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.