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Posted on: July 3, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Third Degree Sex Offense Arrest

Benjamin Franklin

On 06/15/2012, detectives from Frederick Police Department were notified of a possible sex offense

On 06/15/2012, detectives from Frederick Police Department were notified of a possible sex offense involving a 4 year old child. Det. Ames was assigned as the lead investigator in the case.

Through the course of the investigation, Det. Ames determined the suspect, a 73 year old male, Benjamin Franklin (B/M DOB 09/10/1938), had sexually assaulted the male victim. It was determined that Franklin was known to the victim in this case.

On 06/27/2012, charges were issued for Franklin.

On 07/03/2012 Franklin was arrested on the charges and transported to FCADC without incident.

Franklin is charged with:

1. Sec Offense 3rd Degree
2. Sex Abuse of a Minor

Arrestee:
Benjamin Franklin
800 block Motter Avenue
Frederick, Maryland

Case # 2012-037279
Lead Investigator: Det. Doug Ames
Author of Release: D/Cpl A.B. Lapp

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