Girl Says She Was Raped in Motel

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At approximately 12:52 a.m., on Dec. 2, road patrol responded to St Mary's Hospital for a reported rape.  Patrol officers found a juvenile female (17 years old) alleging that she was raped by a\a known suspect, Jerry Wayne McGinnis Jr. (22 year old male from Mechanicsville) a few hours earlier (between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Dec. 1).  The alleged rape took place at the Relax Inn, located in Leonardtown. The girl told officers that McGinnis forced sexual vaginal intercourse with her against her will.

Detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded to the hospital and assumed the investigation.   Several search warrants were executed by Detectives.   

Evidence and statements obtained by Detectives supported the girl's allegation.  McGinnis was located by Detectives and charged with second degree rape. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and is awaiting appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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