On 06/15/2012, detectives from Frederick Police Department were notified of a possible sex offense
On 06/15/2012, detectives from Frederick Police Department were notified of a possible sex offense involving a 4 year old child. Det. Ames was assigned as the lead investigator in the case.
Through the course of the investigation, Det. Ames determined the suspect, a 73 year old male, Benjamin Franklin (B/M DOB 09/10/1938), had sexually assaulted the male victim. It was determined that Franklin was known to the victim in this case.
On 06/27/2012, charges were issued for Franklin.
On 07/03/2012 Franklin was arrested on the charges and transported to FCADC without incident.
Franklin is charged with:
1. Sec Offense 3rd Degree
2. Sex Abuse of a Minor
800 block Motter Avenue
Case # 2012-037279
Lead Investigator: Det. Doug Ames
Author of Release: D/Cpl A.B. Lapp