Maryland State Police arrest Hurlock man on rape charges

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43-year-old Jason Willis of Hurlock, Maryland – Maryland State Police Dept.

Maryland State Police arrested a rape suspect Tuesday morning in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred earlier this month in Dorchester County, Maryland.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Jason Willis of Hurlock, Maryland, was arrested on first-degree rape charges at his home.

Investigators with the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region charged Willis with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, perverted practice, and reckless endangerment.

The investigation began when a female victim reported to state police that Willis, whom she was acquainted with, had forcibly raped her at his home on Russell Road in Hurlock, Maryland.

Willis was located at his residence and arrested on a warrant without incident. He was taken to a hospital due to a matter unrelated to the arrest. He will be taken before a District Court Commissioner upon his release from the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation and further charges may be forthcoming.

Anyone with information about this or any other assault that may have involved this suspect is urged to contact lead investigator TFC K. Plutschak at (410) 819-4782.