A man charged with sexually abusing a girl failed to appear in Washington County Circuit Court for his scheduled trial Monday and was being sought on those charges plus more than 150 other related counts.
"He wasn't there because he knows he's wanted on a new case," Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson said Tuesday of Robert William Mulkern Jr., 44, whose last known address was on Spielman Road in Williamsport. "I tend to believe he's still in the area."
Mulkern was charged in March by Maryland State Police with four counts of third-degree sex offense, two counts of unnatural or perverted practices and one count of child pornography, according to court documents.
At the time of his arrest, the Washington County Warrant Task Force found him living in a wooded area near Halfway, according to the application for statement of charges.
Mulkern had posted $75,000 bond on those charges in April and was released from the Washington County Detention Center.