A rabbi from Ohio faces charges of sexually abusing a girl in Baltimore County, police said Thursday.
Frederick Martin Karp, 50, of the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, county police said in a news release. He was awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Police said they received information Dec. 31 that Karp had sexually abused a girl living in Baltimore County over a period of time. Detectives traveled to Cleveland last week to interview Karp.
Based on their investigation, police said, they obtained an arrest warrant charging Karp with second- and third-degree sex offense, perverted practice and sexual abuse of a minor.
When they returned to Karp's home, police said, he was not there. He was later arrested at JFK.