Frederick Man Arrested in Sexual Assault of Teen

Published 03/04 2014 05:58PM

Updated 03/04 2014 07:40PM

FREDERICK, Md. - Officers with the Frederick City Police arrested a local man after they say he sexually assaulted a young teenage girl. 

Officers received the complaint of a potential sex offense on February 18, 2014. 

Police spoke with the 13-year-old victim, who said she met Elmer Edgardo Acosta, 21, of Frederick, on the social media website Facebook. 

The investigation revealed Acosta and the young girl began having a relationship, which turned sexual in nature. 

On Tuesday, March 4, Acosta was located in the 1400 block of Key Parkway and was arrested without incident. 

Acosta faces two counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sex offense. 

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