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Previously convicted sex offender charged in connection with rape reported in Aberdeen

Aaron Swanson is charged with rape and other sex offenses, according to Aberdeen Police.
Aaron Swanson is charged with rape and other sex offenses, according to Aberdeen Police. (Courtesy Aberdeen Police Department / Provided photo)

The Aberdeen Police Department said it has charged Aaron Swanson, 19, a Tier III registered sex offender, with rape and other sex offenses after investigating a complaint made on Dec. 1.

According to a police department news release, on Nov. 30 it was reported that a female was allegedly physically and sexually assaulted by Swanson in a vehicle parked in the 600 block of McHenry Drive.

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It is further alleged that Swanson, against the will of the victim, forcibly removed the victim's clothing, and engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim against her will, the news release states.

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Swanson, of the 4700 block of Witchhazel Way in Aberdeen, has been charged with the following criminal offenses: Rape first-degree, rape second-degree, first-degree sex offense, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense and fourth-degree sex offense.

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He was arrested Friday and is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air, according to court records.

Swanson was convicted of second-degree rape on Sept. 4, 2015, according to online court records. He received a 10-year prison sentence, all suspended, and was placed on four years of supervised probation.

As a Tier III sex offender from his previous conviction, Swanson is required to register as a sex offender for life, according to the Maryland Department of Public Service and Correctional Services website.

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