The case of a former Hagerstown man charged with sexually abusing an underage girl has been sent on to Washington County Circuit Court.
Washington County District Judge Mark Thomas ruled during a Wednesday hearing that there was enough evidence to forward the case of William Thomas Berry III, 28, to Circuit Court.
Berry is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, sexual abuse of a minor as a continuing course of conduct and child abuse, according to court records.
Hagerstown police have said the preteen girl came forward in 2008, alleging Berry sexually assaulted her many times between 2002 and 2005.
Detective Shane Blankenship testified Wednesday that the alleged assaults reportedly occurred at a home.
He said the victim claimed that Berry molested her several times, touching her while she showered. On one occasion, Blankenship said, Berry was accused of trying to have intercourse with the girl in a bedroom.