The Frederick Police Department has identified and arrested a man on several sex offense charges.
On Jan. 20, 2023, members of the Frederick Police Department’s, Major Crimes Unit were contacted about a 13-year-old teenager being solicited and raped by a white male in his 40’s, later identified as Edwin Richard Hunt, of Joppa, Maryland.
Detective DeWees and Detective Skelly of the Major Crimes Unit, Special Investigation Team immediately began investigating the incident and quickly learned the subject solicited the 13-year-old female on the social media platforms Reddit and Snapchat.
The investigation revealed that Hunt drove from Joppa, Maryland to Frederick, Maryland to engage in sexual activities with the teenager.
On Feb. 1st, 2023, members of the Frederick Police Department took Hunt into custody in Joppa, Maryland (Harford County). Search Warrants were executed on his residence, business, and vehicles.
Hunt was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for processing.
Edwin Richard Hunt, date of birth 1.02.1979
300 Block Blackburn Court, Joppa Maryland
Count 1: Rape- 2nd Degree CR 3-304
Count 2: Rape- 2nd Degree CR 3-304
Count 3: Rape- 2nd Degree CR 3-304
Count 4: Rape- 2nd Degree CR 3-304
Count 5: Attempted Rape- 2nd Degree CR 3-310
Count 6: Sex Offense Third Degree CR 3-307
Count 7: Sexual Solicitation of a Minor CR 3-324
Count 8: Child Pornography Permit Sex Subject CR 11-207(a)(1)
Count 9: Attempted Child Pornography Permit Sex Subject (A) CR 11-207(a)(1)
Hunt appeared in front of the district court commissioner where he was Held Without Bail.
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office, Child Advocacy Center (CAC), the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Baltimore County Police and Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Reginal Task Force under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services funded this project under subaward number BJAG-2009-9000 (ICAC-2023-0016). All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any State or Federal Agency.
Incident Type: Rape
Incident Case Number: 2023-005760
Investigating Officer’s: Detective D. DeWees & Detective R. Skelly
Author of release: Sgt. Scott Grigsby
PIO Contact: Samantha Long – Slong@frederickmdpolice.org