Corrections officer allegedly used gun to threaten man

A Maryland State Department of Corrections employee is charged after Baltimore County police said he threatened another man with a gun during a dispute over payment for sex.

Police said William Hawkins, 26, of Halethorpe agreed online to pay a 19-year-old man for sex. The man told police that he performed a sexual act on Hawkins, who was wearing a uniform with no badge or name tag, but Hawkins left the man's house without paying.

When the man followed Hawkins to his car to confront him, he told police Hawkins pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. Hawkins then told the victim to go back into the house and grab his cell phone that he had left behind.

The victim told police Hawkins was driving a white SUV with K-9 on both rear windows.

Hawkins was arrested on April 30 and charged with first degree assault, use of a handgun during a crime, and having a handgun on his person. He was released the same day after posting $75,000 bail.

Hawkins could not be reached for comment. He has not attorney listed in online court records.

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