Hagerstown City Police were on the lookout for a man who had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl Thursday morning in Doub's Woods Park.
"This is being investigated as a crime because of the age difference between the suspect and the victim," said Lt. Gary Spielman. "The sexual contact was apparently consensual."
In Maryland, sexual contact between an adult and a juvenile 14 or younger is a crime, whether consensual or not.
Spielman said the girl told police she was walking in the 900 block of South Potomac Street at 8 a.m. when a black man in a silver Ford Tempo pulled up and began a conversation.
The girl got into the car with the man, believed to be in his mid-20s, and they drove to the park where they had sexual intercourse, Spielman said.