Baltimore cop accused of 'sexting' York County teen arrested again
A Baltimore City Police officer charged in November with "sexting" a York County teen was arrested on assault charges Thursday.
Timothy Rae George III, 22, of Bayonne Avenue in Baltimore, is charged with second-degree assault, false imprisonment, malicious destruction and theft, according to online Maryland court records.
Baltimore City Police were sent to the 3200 block of Bayonne Avenue, where they met a 21-year-old man who said he was George's boyfriend and claimed he had been assaulted by George, according to a report from WBAL 1090 Newsradio.
The man had signs of bruises and scratches on his neck and arms, that report states.
George posted $25,000 bail Friday, according to court records.
George was hired as an officer by Baltimore police in June 2014, a department spokeswoman said in November.
He was suspended without pay based on the York County criminal charges, she said at the time.
Previous charges: In November, Northern York County Regional Police charged George with "sexting" a Spring Grove-area boy, according to court documents.
George was charged with the third-degree felonies of disseminating explicit sexual materials to a minor, sexual abuse of a child and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as the first-degree misdemeanor of corruption of a minor, according to charging documents.
According to charging documents, George met the 15-year-old through Facebook at the end of August, and the two began conversing on the phone, through Facebook Messenger and by text.
The teen sent photographs of himself to George, according to police. The teen also sent George a video of himself masturbating, documents allege.
Also during those conversations, the two talked about getting married, despite George knowing the boy was 15, charging documents state.
George also provided "explicit, detailed verbal descriptions (and) narrative accounts of sexual excitement via text messages" to the teen, according to documents, and "intentionally had contact with the minor in an attempt to have sexual contact with the minor."
After obtaining a warrant and seizing George's cellphone, Northern Regional Police found on it the video of the teen masturbating, as well as photos of the teen, documents state.
Northern Regional began investigating the officer in September, after the teen's father discovered what was going on and alerted them, according to charging documents.
George had his formal arraignment on those charges Friday, according to court records.
Chris Ferro, who is listed as George's attorney in his York County case, could not be reached for comment Saturday morning.
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