Baltimore City police officer pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore City police officer has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Frederick Allen, 49, is required to resign from the police department within one week as a requirement of his plea deal.

According to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office, Allen met the victim when she started attending the Fort Worthington Police Athletic League (PAL) after-school program at the age of 6 or 7.

During the years, Allen forged a close relationship to the victim and her family, frequently driving her home from school and attending family gatherings. The victim's mother also allowed her and her sister to visit Allen at his home, where the two girls would babysit for Allen and help him with minor home-improvement projects.

The state’s attorney office said in 2005, when the victim was 15 years old and working at the Fort Worthington PAL program, Allen, her on-site supervisor, began to engage in sexual acts with her. The sexual abuse continued through the victim's freshman and sophomore years of high school.

Allen, who was indicted in August , also sent inappropriate text messages to the cell phone that he bought for her, according to the state’s attorney office.

Allen is scheduled to be sentenced on May 23.

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