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Baltimore police officer charged with having sex with a minor

A Baltimore grand jury indicted a city police officer on Thursday on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a girl who was a minor, according to a statement by the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office.

The indictment charges Frederick Allen with two counts of sex abuse of a minor and a third degree sex offense for the sexual relationship between June 2005 and September 2006.

The officer has not been arrested and no arraignment date has been set, the statement said.

"Fred Allen's alleged actions are shameful and do a great disservice to the hard work of the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department," said Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, in a statement.

The state's attorney's office would not release any other details about the charges and did not answer questions about whether the alleged abuse occurred while Allen was on duty. The indictment said that Allen was supervising the minor when the abuse occurred.

Police officials said the department has moved to suspend Allen without pay.

Baltimore Sun reporter Carrie Wells contributed to this report.

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